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Dave Dombrowski joins group trying to bring MLB to Nashville

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Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that former baseball executive Dave Dombrowski has moved to Nashville, Tennessee and joined Music City Baseball, LLC, a group dedicated to bringing Major League Baseball to Nashville. That could be in the form of an expansion franchise or relocating an existing team to the city.

Dombrowski, 63, was most recently the president of baseball operations with the Red Sox. Prior to that, he was president and GM of the Tigers, and GM of the Marlins and Expos. His teams have won the World Series twice: the 1997 Marlins and the 2018 Red Sox. Dombrowski has also been named Executive of the Year by Baseball America twice, in 2006 and ’18.

Nashville has, for years, been floated as a potential location for a new or relocating MLB team. Adding Dombrowski’s clout certainly helps in that endeavor. Nightengale notes that former pitcher and Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart, and former manager Tony La Russa are also part of the group.

Other cities commonly floated as potential destinations for MLB franchises have included Montréal, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas, and Charlotte.

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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