David Ross has always been known to be a leader and mentor to teammates. Indeed, there may not be a guy in the game who is talked about in more glowing terms as a teammate at present than Ross. Jason Heyward and Ross were teammates with the Braves and are, once again, teammates with the Cubs. And it’s abundantly clear that Heyward has enormous respect and admiration for the guy.
How so? According to MLB.com’s Carrie Musket, Heyward plans to pay for Ross to have a hotel suite for all 81 of the Cubs’ road games this year. Suites are something big megastars get suites as part of their contracts, but backup catchers who hit .167/.267/.252 tend not to be so lucky. That Heyward is doing this for Ross says an awful lot about both men.
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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