Colorado has designated Drew Stubbs for assignment, cutting the $5.8 million outfielder loose after he hit just .216 with five homers and a .717 OPS in 51 games.
Stubbs has largely been a disappointment throughout his career, struggling to make enough consistent contact to put his 20-homer power and 30-steal speed to good use. However, he had a nice 2014 season for the Rockies as a part-time player, hitting .289 with 15 homers, 20 steals, and a career-high .821 OPS in 132 games to convince them he was worth keeping around for $5.8 million via arbitration.
Because he’s still owed about $1.5 million Stubbs figures to pass through waivers unclaimed, but once the Rockies release him there should be some interest from teams viewing him as a decent backup option.
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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