Update (9:13 PM EST): Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Gordon didn’t suffer any ligament damage nor a break, which is good news. The Marlins are hoping Gordon is only sidelined for two weeks with the dislocated thumb.
Marlins second baseman and National League All-Star Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated thumb on Saturday against the Reds, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. He slid head-first into first base to beat out an infield single leading off the bottom of the seventh inning. The Marlins went on to score eight runs in the frame, but it was bittersweet.
Already without Giancarlo Stanton, losing Gordon is a huge blow to the soon-to-be 37-51, fourth-place Marlins. He went 3-for-4 in Saturday’s game, raising his triple-slash line to .338/.359/.413 with 33 stolen bases. He leads the major leagues in hits with 122.
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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