Shaun Marcum designated for assignment by the Indians

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Two starts ago Shaun Marcum tossed seven shutout innings, but he failed to make it out of the third inning last time out and the Indians have designated the 33-year-old right-hander for assignment.

To replace him on the roster Cleveland called up journeyman right-hander Jeff Manship from Triple-A.

Marcum missed most of 2013 and all of 2014 with injuries. He had a decent 30/11 K/BB ratio in 35 innings for the Indians, but served up nine homers in seven outings. Never a hard thrower, his average fastball clocked in at just 85.3 miles per hour.

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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