Brandon League released by the Dodgers

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Brandon League, who passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment last week, has now been released by the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is on the hook for his entire $7.5 million salary as part of a three-year, $22.5 million deal handed out by the old front office regime, so now that League is available to sign with any team for any price there figures to be some interest.

League hasn’t pitched in the majors this season because of a shoulder injury, but he threw 11 innings with a 0.82 ERA and 8/2 K/BB ratio in the minors while rehabbing. And last season he appeared in 63 games for the Dodgers, throwing 63 innings with a 2.57 ERA and zero home runs allowed.

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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