Rangers release veteran right-hander Jamey Wright

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Texas’ pitching staff certainly needs plenty of help, but apparently not enough to keep 40-year-old Jamey Wright around after a rough spring in which he allowed 11 runs in eight appearances.

Wright’s late-career resurrgence has been remarkable considering he wasn’t all that good in his twenties. During the past four seasons–starting at age 36–he’s thrown 276 innings with a 3.58 ERA.

As a rubber-armed veteran who can soak up innings in middle or long relief Wright may still have a little value to some teams.

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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