Dodgers infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports. The Dodgers had designated Arruebarrena for assignment on New Year’s Eve to make room for Brett Anderson on the roster.
Arruebarrena, 25 in March, still has four years and $16 million remaining on his contract. He mustered a disappointing .464 OPS in 45 plate appearances at the major league level last season. In 272 PA split between four levels of the minor leagues, he had a .721 OPS.
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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