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President Trump asked Alex Rodriguez for advice on fighting coronavirus

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Noted sports fan Donald Trump reportedly reached out to Alex Rodriguez to seek advice on the fight against coronavirus. No, seriously.

A-Rod, who is not a medical professional, spent a long chunk of his career with Trump’s beloved Yankees and has become a fixture in the New York business scene when he’s not busy broadcasting games on national television. Rodriguez, who has never gone to medical school, has also been catching the camera’s glance on the arm of his better half Jennifer Lopez.

Why President Trump decided that Rodriguez, who is not an epidemiologist, would have answers on how to best curb the spread of COVID-19 is beyond me. It probably has to do with the fact that A-Rod, who does not own a doctor’s white coat, is wealthy and frequently on television. One can only hope that Rodriguez, who does not have a medical license, told the President that invoking the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to make ventilators and PPE was a good idea.

Rodriguez, who is not a doctor, donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.

You can file this one under “Headlines I never thought I would ever write.” Good lord.

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Cards’ Yadier Molina says he tested positive for COVID-19

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he’s one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19.

The nine-time All-Star revealed his results Tuesday in a Spanish-language Instagram post. Soon afterward, the Cardinals issued a release naming six of the players who have tested positive.

The others are infielders Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa and Rangel Ravelo along with pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley.

“I am saddened to have tested positive for COVID-19, even after adhering to safety guidelines that were put in place,” Molina said in a release issued by the team. “I will do everything within my power to return as soon as possible for Cardinals fans, the city of St. Louis and my teammates.”

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that seven players and six staff members had tested positive. At the time, Mozeliak said the people to test positive hadn’t been identified publicly because they had declined to have their names released.

The Cardinals said Tuesday that six players had decided to grant permission to have their names revealed.

“I will approach my healing as I do all other things in my life – with education, commitment, and persistence. I look forward to re-joining the team soon and ask that you respect my privacy at this time,” DeJong said in a statement released by the team.

The outbreak resulted in the postponement of the Cardinals’ scheduled three-game weekend series at Milwaukee as well as a four-game series with Detroit that was supposed to run Monday through Thursday. The Cardinals have played just five games this season and are hoping to return to action Friday hosting the Chicago Cubs.

As of now, the Cardinals who have tested positive have returned home while the rest of the team remains isolated in Milwaukee hotel rooms. Their last game was July 29 at Minnesota.

Mozeliak said Monday that five of the 13 overall members of the Cardinals’ traveling party to test positive were asymptomatic. The other eight had minor symptoms including headaches, coughs, sniffles and low-grade fevers. Mozeliak said none of the eight had required hospitalization.

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