Players who are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus have the right to opt out of this season, but would still receive full payment and service time. Athletics pain relieving Jake Diekman, who has ulcerative colitis and who had his colon removed in 2017, is one of those players. Diekman, however, informed Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that she has no interest in unsubscribing from the campaign, at least not yet. “I have never thought about choosing not to participate” said the left-hander, although he added: “Let’s say two or three guys on the team understand that, we’ve all been together. I don’t know if it would come out mid-season, but it definitely worries you. “ Slusser also spoke to A’s utility player. Chad Pinder, whose wife is expecting a baby in September, about the season. Pinder said, in part: “We have to do it right, or it just might not work. But there is a risk to this. “
- An unnamed player in the Diamondbacks It tested positive for the coronavirus in Arizona in the past month, general manager Mike Hazen (via Bob Nightengale of USA Today) said Wednesday. However, that player was not using his facilities, Hazen added. It is unclear how his recovery has gone.
- the Sailors to have “Some players tested positive” for the virus, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Wednesday (via Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times). Fortunately, Dipoto continued to reveal that “They are asymptomatic and feel great.”
- More about the Sailors, who are not sure if the gardener Mitch Haniger It will be ready for the resumption of spring training, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto (via Divish). Last year has been an injury-filled nightmare for Haniger, who only played in 63 games in 2019 and then underwent two off-season surgeries – one is a core procedure and the other a dissectomy. In better news for the Mariners, reliever Austin Adams Whoever had surgery on a torn ACL last fall is ready for camp. Adams, 29, could have exploded for the Mariners last season with 32 innings of a 3.94 ERA and a whopping 14.91 K / 9.
- Giants corner infielder Pablo Sandoval and left-handed Tony watson and Tyler Anderson Everything will be good for the return from camp, Henry Schulman from the San Francisco Chronicle tweets (1, 2). Receiver Aramis Garcia Meanwhile, he could be ready to return in mid or late August and reliever. Reyes Moronta It can be established by then or in September. Sandoval had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last September; Watson dealt with shoulder problems before spring training closed; Anderson underwent a procedure on his left knee last summer; Garcia is still recovering from February hip surgery; and Moronta is recovering from the right shoulder surgery she had in September.
- Rangers left handed Joely Rodriguez He has relaunched after suffering a lat strain in April, but will not be ready for the start of the season, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. However, Rodríguez should return at some point during the campaign. Texas lured Rodriguez into the big leagues with a two-year, $ 5.5MM contract in free agency after the former Phillie thrived in Japan from 2018-19.