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Jake Peavy and the Padres are considering a reunion

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Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres and free agent pitcher Jake Peavy have been chatting about a possible reunion. You’ll recall that he spent his first eight years in San Diego, where he won a Cy Young Award in 2007 and won 92 games.

Reunions are fun, but this would be sort of like an awkward high school reunion, right? One which happens after you found yourself over the hill and have let yourself go a bit and you’re kind of worried about meeting that old significant other? Sure, you were AWESOME back in the day, but you just got done posting the equivalent of 5.54 ERA in life, while getting demoted in the process. Now you find yourself having to leave that glamorous city in which you were working and heading back home to figure out what to do next in life

But hey, that old significant other from high school isn’t looking that great either! Indeed, they’ve had a few bad years in a row now and, even if they let you go once before, they’re more than eager to have you back now. Heck, you’re probably the best they’ve seen in some time.

Maybe it’s time to check your pride and accept who you are and where you are now and give that old flame a chance? Maybe it’s time to see if, even as you enter your twilight years, you can’t rekindle at least a little something from your salad days?

 

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”