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Brewers, Brent Suter avoid arbitration with two-year deal

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The Brewers announced on Sunday that the club and pitcher Brent Suter agreed on a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, the total value of the deal is $2.5 million. Suter can earn more by hitting innings pitched thresholds.

Suter, 30, was eligible for arbitration in the first of four years. He filed for $1.25 million while the Brewers countered at $825,000.

Suter made his season debut last year in early September after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Across 18 1/3 innings, the lefty posted a 0.49 ERA with 15 strikeouts and one walk. He also threw a scoreless inning in the NL Wild Card game against the Nationals.

Going into the 2020 season, Suter appears ticketed for the bullpen, but the playing time incentives in his contract indicate the potential for returning to the starting rotation.

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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