This isn’t what Rockies fans want to hear. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Nolan Arenado was a late scratch from tonight’s lineup against the Padres due to a sore left wrist.
It’s unclear how long Arenado’s wrist has been an issue, but the Rockies are calling him day-to-day for now. Rafael Ynoa made the start at third base in his place.
Arenado took a step forward offensively in 2014 while winning his second straight Gold Glove Award for his fantastic defense at the hot corner. The 24-year-old is off to a great start this season, batting .311/.380/.644 with three home runs and 10 RBI across his first 50 plate appearances.
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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