The latest coronavirus-related news around baseball:
- Before this afternoon’s doubleheader agains the Phillies, the Marlins placed outfielder Jesús Sánchez on the COVID-19 injured list. It’s not clear whether he tested positive for the virus; players can also land on the IL for experiencing symptoms or for viral exposure. Sánchez is hitting a solid .265/.315/.434 through 89 plate appearances this season.
- The Phillies reinstated reliever Bailey Falter from the COVID-19 injured list this afternoon. The southpaw landed on the IL as part of contact tracing efforts last weekend after third baseman Alec Bohm tested positive for the coronavirus. Falter has tallied 17 2/3 innings of multi-inning relief across eight appearances this season.
Was there some kind of virus party just before the AS break? Seems like number of players out has jumped way up last cpl days over what there was earlier in season.
Somehow, this all seems like Rob Manfred’s fault. In all fairness, I’ve taken to blaming Rob Manfred for everything that goes wrong in my life.
advanced metrics indicate he’s the culprit at a .782 clip.
That a .782 ISO?
Bearded Texas Hulk
I understand. I blame him too.
dave frost nhlpa
Yeah,it was called the All Star Game.
“Let’s have all the players together.”
What a super spreader.
Bohm was an All-Star?
breaking news: people are sometimes in the same place at the same time
Yes. It was called Independence Day.
People gathered with family members across nation maskless. Lots were probably lying about being vaccinated. Or people didn’t care.
Every major spike has been after a holiday.
And after looting, rioting, vandalizing, assaulting or otherwise destroying major cities across the country in large groups, maskless.
Just which major cities were “destroyed “? I think I missed that
It’s because they started testing again. They weren’t testing every day.