The latest on some coronavirus-related situations around baseball…
- The Athletics haven’t played since Saturday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the organization, which led to the postponement of Sunday’s game with the Astros and games set for today and tomorrow against the Mariners. However, the team’s traveling party hasn’t delivered any further positive results after a round of tests conducted both Sunday and yesterday, Susan Slusser and Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle report. For now, signs seem to be pointing towards the A’s returning to the field on Friday to begin a series with the Padres, as Slusser and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter links) reports that Thursday’s game with the Mariners will also be postponed. Looking at both the Seattle and Oakland schedules, one would think September 14 or 17 would be natural days for re-scheduled days, as both clubs are off on those days. [UPDATE: The A’s announced the makeup dates for the Mariners series — a doubleheader in Seattle on September 14, and a previously-scheduled game in Seattle on September 26 will now also be a doubleheader.]
- The Astros have re-opened their alternate training site in Corpus Christi, GM James Click told the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome and other reporters. This was the second time in a little over a week’s time that the facility had been closed down due to a positive coronavirus test.
Looks like a playoff bubble will be mandatory if there are any hopes of finishing the playoffs on time. I hope the players are willing to accept this.
Got anymore of those trade rumors
Always good news to hear there wasn’t a widespread outbreak. A couple of double headers and they’re back on track.
Awesome! Things have tighten up and learned from the Cardinals and Marlins mess.