As expected today the Yankees welcomed Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Miller back from the disabled list after they both missed extended time with injuries.
Ellsbury is starting in center field and leading off tonight against the A’s after being sidelined since mid-May with a sprained right knee.
Miller has been out for a month with a strained forearm, but manager Joe Girardi indicated Tuesday that he’ll jump right back into the closer role and push Dellin Betances into his usual setup role.
New York sits atop the AL East with a 44-39 record and now the Yankees are getting healthy.
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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