Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here’s what happened across baseball yesterday in case you missed any of it.
Probably the biggest piece of news on the field was Mike Soroka, one of the best young starting pitchers in the National League. He tore his right achilles and is done for the season.
Braves starter Mike Soroka leaves today's game after falling to the ground while attempting to cover 1st base. He was helped off of the field. pic.twitter.com/gJC0Dt3Xcz— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 4, 2020
- In regards to the Marlins situation, their chief executive officer Derek Jeter spoke publicly on Monday for the first time since the team had its season put on hold on July 26 due to the coronavirus spreading throughout the club. And while an internal review conducted by the Marlins revealed the club’s traveling party made missteps that may have led to the COVID-19 outbreak within the team, Jeter emphatically said that reports that any members of the group were partying in Atlanta are false.
“The entire traveling party is responsible for not following the protocols as is instructed,” Jeter said on Monday during a Zoom call. “That includes coaches, staff and players. Everyone has seen the impact. They’ve seen their teammates get sick. I know they all have a new level of appreciation [for the danger of the virus].
“Hopefully, this has been a wakeup call for everyone. Not only on our team, but the rest of baseball and sports, in general.”
- The Cardinals have 13 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests in their traveling party. Of those 13, seven are players and six are staff members. As a result, Major League Baseball has postponed this week’s series in Detroit against the Tigers, which was already moved back and rearranged after positive tests postponed the Cardinals’ series in Milwaukee.
- The Angels called up their No. 1 prospect, Jo Adell. He’ll see action as the Angels are in Seattle for a series.
- Speaking of the Angels, Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch for at least 4-6 weeks. He’ll still be able to DH and hit.
- Sonny Gray has an insane MLB record that I still don’t believe.... He extended his own Major League record streak (excluding openers) to 36 starts — and two full calendar years — without allowing more than six hits in a start.
- Look at this damn Johnny Cueto windup!