The Reds announced on Tuesday that third baseman Eugenio Suárez underwent surgery to remove loose cartilage in his right shoulder. His injury was suffered in a swimming pool. While Suárez will be limited at the beginning of spring training, the club anticipates him being ready for the regular season.
Suárez, 28, was among the league’s best power hitters last year, mashing 49 homers while batting .271/.358/.572 with 103 RBI and 87 runs scored over 662 plate appearances. The Mets’ Pete Alonso was the only player to hit more home runs than Suárez last season, going yard 53 times.
Suárez will be a big part of a much-improved Reds roster. The club recently signed Nick Castellanos but has also added Mike Moustakas, Shogo Akiyama, and Wade Miley this offseason. The NL Central is truly anyone’s division right now. Well, except for the Pirates.
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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