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Max Muncy to be out until at least next week

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Dodgers infielder Max Muncy left Wednesday’s game against the Padres after being hit in the wrist by a pitch. He had X-rays which didn’t show any fractures, but the team said last night that the diagnosis isn’t final and that Muncy still has more testing to go through.

Muncy will continue to sit during that process, with manager Dave Roberts saying that Muncy won’t return until early next week even with the clean X-Ray.

Muncy is hitting .253/.375/.525 with 33 homers and 87 RBIs in 129 game this year. Given the Dodgers’ virtual lock on the NL West, the Dodgers can afford to take their time bringing him back. The key, obviously, is to have him for the postseason.

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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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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