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Sports No new positives for Marlins, Phils; 2B Isan Diaz opts out

18:17  01 august  2020
18:17  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Marlins' Diaz placed on restricted list, reportedly opting out of season

  Marlins' Diaz placed on restricted list, reportedly opting out of season The Miami Marlins continue to lose players because of the team's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Miami placed starting second baseman Isan Diaz on its restricted list Friday, and MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports Diaz will opt out of the 2020 campaign. Diaz is one of the few Marlins players to test negative for COVID-19, Heyman adds. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican was one of the main pieces to arrive from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Christian Yelich trade in 2018. He's recorded two hits in two games this season.As of Friday, 18 Marlins players and two coaches had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, but second baseman Isan Diaz decided to opt out of the season. The person confirmed the test results to The Associated Press on condition of

[Montes] Per sources, another # Marlins player tested positive for #COVID19. The now have 18 players in total who have tested postive. 240 · 56 comments. [Heyman] Hear top young Marlins 2 B Isan Diaz is at least considering leaving the team hotel in Philly and possibly opting out .

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The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, but second baseman Isan Diaz opted out of the season.

The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, said Saturday they had no new positives from tests a day before. Players were permitted to access Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts beginning in the afternoon.

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 season

  Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 season Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has decided not to play the remainder of the 2020 season. The Brewers announced the two-time All-Star’s decision Saturday, when their scheduled home opener against St. Louis was postponed for a second straight day because multiple members of the Cardinals tested positive for the novel coronavirus. "We fully support Lorenzo’s decision and will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said in a statement. Cain was 6 for 18 with two RBIs in his first five games this season after batting .

Isan Díaz . Position : Second Baseman. Bats: Left • Throws: Right. 5-11, 201lb (180cm, 91kg). Team: Miami Marlins (majors). Born: May 27, 1996 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico pr. Draft: Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from Springfield HS (Springfield

Hear top young Marlins 2 B Isan Diaz is at least considering leaving the team hotel in Philly and possibly opting out . At least through yesterday, Diaz was in the minority among Marlins players in that he was Covid negative. Marlins are not commenting on this to this point.

The person discussing the Marlins spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the tests had not been released publicly. At least 21 members of the Marlins’ travelling party have been infected by an outbreak at the start of a season-opening trip.

The team hasn’t played since Sunday in Philadelphia but hopes to resume games next week.

Diaz consistently tested negative while the season was on hold, but he decided to become the first Miami player to opt out. He played in two of the Marlins' three games before their season was halted.

Diaz batted .173 as a rookie last year, but the organization has big hopes regarding his potential.

The infected Marlins players and staff left Philadelphia in sleeper buses Friday for Miami, where they will stay together in quarantine. The rest of the team remained in isolation at a hotel in Philadelphia.

AP source: Phils visiting clubhouse staffer tests positive

  AP source: Phils visiting clubhouse staffer tests positive PHILADELPHIA — One Philadelphia Phillies employee who works in the visiting clubhouse has tested positive for the coronavirus, a person familiar with the results told The Associated Press. But all Phillies players and on-field staff tested negative for COVID-19 for a second straight day, according to another person with knowledge of the results. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of privacy laws. The Phillies’ four-game, home-and-home series against the New York Yankees was postponed this week following a coronavirus outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played a season-opening series in Philadelphia last weekend.

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Miami Marlins selected the contract of Isan Diaz from New Orleans Baby Cakes. November 15, 2018. 2 B Isan Diaz assigned to Gigantes de Carolina. Milwaukee Brewers traded 2 B Jean Segura and RHP Tyler Wagner to Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Chase Anderson, 3B Aaron Hill, SS Isan Diaz

With six teams idled Friday by the pandemic, Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols.

Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season, a person familiar with the conversation said. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The conversation between Manfred and Clark, first reported by ESPN, comes amid growing evidence that the spread of infection threatens to overtake efforts to play ball.

“Some things aren’t looking too good right now, but we have to play up to that point. Players are seeing what can happen,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said.

The latest game postponed was Milwaukee’s home opener against St. Louis, scrapped hours before the first pitch after two Cardinals players tested positive .

Ten corona cases: MLB home start of the Miami Marlins postponed

 Ten corona cases: MLB home start of the Miami Marlins postponed © Mitchell Leff MLB: home game of the Miami Marlins canceled The Miami Marlins have to wait for their home start in the North American baseball professional league MLB due to a variety of corona infections . After eight players and two members of the coaching team tested positive for COVID-19, the league canceled the game against the Baltimore Orioles scheduled for Monday evening in Marlins Park. Major League Baseball started playing on Thursday.

Prior to Monday’s doubleheader, the Marlins recalled second baseman Isan Diaz and outfielder Lewis Brinson from Triple-A New Orleans, while placing infielder Neil Walker (right sprained index finger) and outfielder César Puello (left hip flexor strain) on the Prospects Isan Diaz , Lewis Brinson called up.

The Marlins , however, went quickly from one new positive case — catcher Jorge Alfaro, who went By Tuesday, four more Marlins players received positive test results overnight, an MLB official said Fourteen players opted out of playing this season, including established stars such as Buster Posey

The Cardinals said in a statement they learned Thursday night about positive tests from samples collected Wednesday. Players and staff were instructed to isolate in their hotel rooms.

The Cardinals and Brewers still hoped to play Saturday night, and to make up Friday’s game with a pair of seven-inning games Sunday under a newly approved MLB plan for doubleheaders.

The Phillies-Blue Jays series in Philadelphia was among two weekend series called off earlier. The Marlins were hit with a virus outbreak in Philadelphia, and both Miami and the Phillies are sidelined for at least a week.

The schedules of the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles have also been scrambled. Cleveland players and staff talked about postponing Friday night’s game at Minnesota. The Cardinals had played at Target Field on Wednesday, a day before the Indians arrived.

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Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MLB postpones Blue Jays-Phillies series after more positives .
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has postponed this weekend's scheduled series between Toronto and Philadelphia because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. “Major League Baseball will co-ordinate with health experts and the Major League Baseball Players Association in planning for the Phillies’ resumption of play, and will provide further scheduling updates as necessary,” the league said in a statement Thursday. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo revealed news of the postponed series Thursday, saying his club was “not going to Philadelphia," where the series was scheduled to take place.

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