The Marlins have looked into Joba Chamberlain

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We have heard the Marlins linked to free agents Francisco Rodriguez and Phil Coke in recent weeks, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman hears that they have discussed another veteran arm for their bullpen:

The market for Chamberlain has been remarkably quiet this offseason, but some of that has been his own doing. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported late last month that the 29-year-old “has rejected multiple offers from teams he did not want to join.”

Chamberlain had a 3.57 ERA and 59/24 K/BB ratio in 63 innings with the Tigers last season. He might not be an ideal candidate for a set-up role anymore, but he could still be pretty useful.

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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