Mike Minor to see Dr. James Andrews

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The Braves have had crappy luck with their pitchers over the past couple of years. And Mike Minor has had bad luck himself when it comes to his health. So this, while sad, is not entirely shocking, frankly:

Minor was scratched from his scheduled start with shoulder soreness yesterday. This after he missed time with shoulder problems last season and struggled when he was healthy. Maybe because he was not completely healthy?

Minor is under contract for $5.6 million after winning his arbitration hearing against the Braves last month. The way this is heading, you have to wonder if insurance is gonna pick up a lot of that tab.

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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