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Cubs workout pushed back due to delay in COVID-19 test results

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The Chicago Cubs have pushed back today’s workouts because they’re still waiting for results of their COVID-19 testing. Covid tests which were taken on Sunday.

Unlike the delays we wrote about yesterday, the holiday isn’t an excuse. Increasingly, it’s feeling like these sorts of delays will be the norm, not an exception. Which might explain why MLB is trying to find another testing lab.

Thing is, the way the league has set this up, you don’t really have time to catch up. The Cubs are expected to undergo another round of tests on Tuesday — they’re done every-other-day — so they may be giving samples before they even know what the last round of results were.

Not a sustainable system. With sixteen days until Opening Day, MLB needs to straighten this out, and fast.

Tigers place Cron on IL due to left knee sprain

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DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers put first baseman C.J. Cron on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee sprain.

Cron exited Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning. He was hurt on a freak play in which a hard-hit ball by Danny Mendick bounced off him and was recovered by pitcher Daniel Norris, who retired Mendick with a diving tag.

Cron stayed on the ground in apparent pain during the play and afterward.

The Tigers added Cron this offseason to provide more power in what was an anemic lineup in 2019. He’s hitting .190 but has four home runs.

Detroit recalled infielder Willi Castro.