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Wil Myers complained about Andy Green during a Fortnite livestream


This may be the most 2018 controversy possible.

Padres outfielder Wil Myers was playing the video game Fortnite with Padres minor leaguer Carlos Asuaje, who was livestreaming it all. As they played, Myers complained about Padres manager Andy Green making the team do cutoff drills:

“The Padres are doing cutoff and relays tomorrow at 3 o’clock — in September, dude. Oh my god. It’s so miserable, man. It’s insane. Andy could not be any worse than he is right now.”

The best part if that Asuaje immediately knew that Myers stepped in it, saying “Dude, I’m streaming this.” He subsequently deleted the video, but nothing ever dies on the Internet.

Yesterday Myers apologized to Green:

“I love Andy, and I love playing for him,” Myers said. “He’s a guy that has taught me a lot in this game. At times, you get into a mood where you get frustrated, no matter what’s going on with a team or individually, and you say some things you shouldn’t say in a conversation that you think’s private. The reality is, now we’re in 2018. … I’m incredibly sorry, obviously to Andy, to my teammates, to the fans. This is a distraction we don’t need.”

Green said the issue was forgotten, saying that players often gripe in private about the manager and that, in this case, Myers just didn’t realize or remember that he was speaking publicly. Which, hey, fair enough.

Still, when you’re an OK but by no means great player like Myers and you’re on a last place team that is on pace to lose close to 100 games, your moaning is probably waaaay less understandable.

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.”