The Giants and Athletics are scheduled to play an exhibition game this afternoon if the weather cooperates, but O.Co Coliseum is already in midseason form. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has the updates from the messy scene in Oakland:
There’s a lot of great things going on in MLB right now, but the Oakland stadium situation continues to be an embarrassment. And there’s no resolution in sight.
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stayed overnight in Denver after having an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread in the clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday afternoon’s game. Russell spent a couple of hours at a hospital in Denver for observation on Sunday night.
Russell has a shellfish allergy and believes something he ate might have been mistakenly labeled as not having shrimp in it.
The Cubs took two of three games from the Rockies. After Monday’s day off, the Cubs open a brief two-game series in Cleveland for a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Russell flew with the team to Cleveland and believes he will be in good enough shape to play on Tuesday.
Russell, 24, has had a slow start to the season. He’s hitting .219/.324/.281 across 74 plate appearances.