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Nationals sign Yusmeiro Petit to one-year contract

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Yusmeiro Petit was a surprising non-tender earlier this month by the Giants. Unsurprisingly, he has already found a new home.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Nationals have reached a one-year deal with Petit, pending a physical. No word yet on the financial terms.

Petit posted a solid 3.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 59/15 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this past season for San Francisco. He has experience both as a starter and reliever.

Washington figures to use him in a long relief role.

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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