Brock Holt not cleared to return from concussion

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Red Sox infielder/outfielder Brock Holt has not been cleared to return from a concussion suffered during a collision with Dustin Pedroia on August 25.

Holt told Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that his condition has improved, but after meeting with doctors he received “good news, but not as good as it could have been.”

It’s unfortunate that Holt’s season is ending on a sour note, because at age 26 he got his first extended playing time in the majors and hit .281 with four homers and a .711 OPS in 106 games.

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.

MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.

The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.

St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.

There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.

Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.

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