Giants starter Johnny Cueto was already on the disabled list with a sore elbow. Then he went to see Dr. James Andrews. Those trips aren’t always happy ones, but this one turned out better than usual for such a visit: he has a right elbow sprain, but the good doctor recommended against surgery. Cueto is expected to miss about six weeks.
Cueto has made five starts this season, going 3-0 while limiting the opposition to three runs on 16 hits and six walks with 26 strikeouts in 32 innings. That’s pretty fantastic, so this is definitely a blow to San Francisco. Still, it could’ve been worse given his symptoms, to the Giants will breath deep and accept it. As they accepted Jeff Samardzija starting the season on the disabled list. And Madison Bumgarner being on the DL all season long so far, and not expected to be back until June.
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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