Chris Young can earn up to $6.325 million with incentives

5 Comments

On Saturday night, the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with outfielder Chris Young. Today, Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY adds that Young can earn up to $6.325 million in incentives included with his contract.

Young, who posted an .876 OPS in the month of September after joining the Yankees, will serve as the club’s fourth outfielder behind Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, and Carlos Beltran. Each in the trio has battled the injury bug, so it’s not inconceivable to think Young may eventually find his way into the lineup on a regular basis at some point during the 2015 season.

Phillies COVID testing reports no new positives

Phillies COVID testing
Getty Images
1 Comment

Phillies COVID testing results revealed no new positives for the fourth straight day, the team announced this morning. As a result, they will resume their schedule tonight against the Yankees.

It’ll be the first game for the Phillies since last Sunday’s game against the Marlins. The Miami outbreak prompted the Phillies’ season to be shut down, but the lack of positive tests beyond team staff that had more direct contact with the visiting Marlins is an encouraging sign. The Phillies COVID testing strongly suggests that cross-team infection from on-the-field activity is not a significant problem. This could bode well for, say, the Brewers, who have been idled a few days due to the outbreak emerging on their would-be opponents this past weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals.

All of this, of course, puts the Phillies well behind their usual schedule. They’ve played just three games and have had minimal baseball activity in the past eight days. Whether that shows up in the performances of Jake Arrieta and Aaron Nola, tonight and tomorrow night’s starters, respectively, will be worth watching.

All in all, though, the Phillies COVID testing results are good news. And folks, we could use some good news right now.

UPDATE: The Marlins are negative too: