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Sport Lorenzo Cain's opt-out sends message to fellow stars: Don't go down with MLB ship

23:21  01 august  2020
23:21  01 august  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

Brewers OF Cain opts out of season after five games

  Brewers OF Cain opts out of season after five games Brewers OF Cain opts out of season after five gamesCain had appeared in five games, hitting .333 and scoring four runs. He won the Gold Glove last season.

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain is done with MLB in 2020 after news broke Saturday morning of further positive COVID-19 test results among the Cardinals organization hours before his team had been scheduled to face St. Louis.

Cain announced he would opt-out of the season, becoming the best player to date to make that decision. His health, he reasonably decided, was of greater importance than a circus campaign that could be canceled entirely in the coming week.

Ryan Braun lands on 10-day IL with infected finger

  Ryan Braun lands on 10-day IL with infected finger Brewers DH Ryan Braun will head to the 10-day injured list due to an infected finger. He had a pair of singles and a double to start the season.Braun, 36, has registered a pair of singles, a double, and two RBI in 14 plate appearances to start the season. It is not known how his finger became infected.

He's far from the first player to walk away from baseball this year — Marlins second baseman Isan Diaz did the same Saturday — but his stature as a two-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner and key piece of a playoff contender makes his midseason choice another possible turning point in the season's downward spiral.

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Perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout, of course, nearly decided not to play this season ahead of the birth of his child. By suiting up for the Angels on Opening Day, he helped legitimize MLB's 60-game plan. As other trendsetters such as Cain go the other direction, though, stars could join the evacuation of the campaign.

Political activist Herman Cain dies after covid fight

  Political activist Herman Cain dies after covid fight Cain was briefly a frontrunner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Against a field of more established politicians, Cain ascended and was briefly a frontrunner for the GOP nomination. His White House bid fizzled amid allegations of inappropriate behavior during his tenure as head of the National Restaurant Association.More recently, Cain served as a surrogate for President Donald Trump and was a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump. Cain attended Trump’s Tulsa, Okla., rally in June, two weeks before his diagnosis with coronavirus.

A Friday report from MLB stated there had been 29 positive COVID-19 tests from the previous week, with the majority of those coming within Marlins ranks.

Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly told the MLB Players Association he's considering canceling the season if case counts keep trending in the wrong direction. The league's top players could help make that choice for him.


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Former presidential candidate Herman Cain dead at 74 after coronavirus battle .
Herman Cain, the businessman and former presidential candidate, died Thursday morning from coronavirus. © Molly Riley In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. He was 74. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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