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Mike Napoli becomes fifth player to homer for four different teams in the playoffs

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During the ALDS, Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin became the fourth player to homer with four different teams in the playoffs. With a solo homer in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday evening, Indians first baseman Mike Napoli became the fifth such player. The homer broke a 1-1 tie.

Here’s the list:

  • John Olerud: Blue Jays, Mets, Mariners, Yankees
  • Ron Gant: Braves, Reds, Cardinals, Athletics
  • Reggie Sanders: Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Cardinals
  • Russell Martin: Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates, and Blue Jays
  • Mike Napoli: Angels, Rangers, Red Sox, Indians

Napoli was having a quiet postseason entering Monday’s action. He had logged only one double and one single in 18 plate appearances.

Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season

Tyson Ross opts out
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On Monday, Nationals pitcher Joe Ross became one of four players to opt out of the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Joe’s brother Tyson Ross opted out of the 2020 season as well, per Jon Heyman.

Ross, 33, is currently a free agent. He racked up 35 1/3 disappointing innings for the Tigers last year, posting a 6.11 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, and Ian Desmond are the three other players to have opted out of the 2020 season thus far. None of these players are considered “high risk,” so they are forgoing their salaries and service time.