Quick Hits: Stand Fans, Red Sox, Marlins, Cardinals

Major League Baseball will allow their teams to decide whether to allow fans in the stands this season. “based on local, state ordinances and procedures, ”Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle Tweets. Schulman expresses doubt that it is Giants or Athletics However, he will play in front of fans in his stadiums in 2020.

It may be a different story for him MarlinsAs Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez told Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 he will at least consider allowing spectators at his stadium. However, the Marlins will first have to come up with an effective social distancing plan, and that could be especially difficult with Florida coronavirus cases increasing at an alarming rate.

Meanwhile, speaking to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald and other reporters on Wednesday, Red stockings President Sam Kennedy said “it’s a posibility” that Fenway Park may host fans sometime this year. Kennedy added “There are clubs around the Major League Baseball that anticipate having fans in their stadiums. “ although it remains to be seen if that will prove to be an illusion.

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  • Kennedy and Red stockings Baseball director Chaim Bloom offered more updates on the franchise, as Mastrodonato was one of those he covered on Twitter. Bloom revealed that the Red Sox have had a positive one-player test for coronavirus, but that individual no longer exhibits any symptoms. Those who test positive must The 14-day quarantine / monitoring period, and then they have to test negative multiple times before returning, Bloom said.
  • Bloom also talked about the gardener. Alex Executioner and right-handed Collin McHugh, two players who have dealt with injuries. A stress fracture in Verdugo’s back slowed him down during the first version of spring training, but one of the key components of the Mookie Betts The exchange will be an opportunity for Boston when camp resumes in July. And McHugh, who is still recovering from the elbow issues that limited him in 2019, is making progress. the Red stockings they hope he can pitch this season, which is his first with the club. Boston signed the one-year ex-Astro, a huge incentive in free agency.
  • Back to Marlins, who recently had a player and staff member test positive for the virus at his Jupiter, Fla., complex, reports Craig Mish of Sports Grid. Both people are now asymptomatic.
  • the Cardinals They have become the last team to make a financial commitment to their minor league players until the end of the season, according to Anne Rogers of MLB.com. Baseball COO John Mozeliak announced Wednesday that they will pay their minor talents $ 400 a week through August, the end of a season those people are unlikely to be able to play.