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7 Cards, 6 staff positive; series off

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.

The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday.

"You think about how quickly something like this can spread," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. "Until it touches you, you sometimes might not believe it, but needless to say we know this is very real and we know it moves quickly and it moves silently, but it can infect a lot of people fast."


Angels' Ohtani won't throw for 4-6 weeks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani has a right forearm strain that will prevent the Los Angeles Angels' two-way star from throwing for at least four to six weeks, possibly ending his season as a pitcher after just two starts.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler announced Monday that Ohtani "has a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass" - a collection of muscles and tendons in the forearm near the elbow.


Braves ace Soroka leaves with leg injury

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night.

Soroka was hurt after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who grounded the ball toward first baseman Freddie Freeman. Soroka broke toward first to cover the bag, but he went down on his first step off the mound. Soroka appeared to injure his ankle or foot.


Angels recalling top OF prospect Adell

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Top prospect Jo Adell is joining the Los Angeles Angels, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the Angels hadn't yet announced the transaction.


Jeter: Marlins got too comfortable

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price.

Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks.


Brewers set for belated home opener

The Milwaukee Brewers will host the Chicago White Sox in their belated home opener Monday after a four-day break.

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered a COVID-19 outbreak late last week, forcing the postponement of their weekend series with the Brewers at Miller Park. So the Brewers haven't played since Wednesday, when they wrapped up a 3-3 road trip with a 3-0 victory at Pittsburgh.


Francona to miss at least 2 games

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months.

Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He'll remain in Cleveland during the Indians' two-game series in Cincinnati. Team President Chris Antonetti said the team will "take it one step at a time" and that it's too early to know when the 61-year-old manager will return.


Field of Dreams game postponed until '21

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus.

The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled for Aug. 13 in Dyersville.


3 in Philly for Yanks-Phils due to storm

NEW YORK (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies' game at the New York Yankees on Tuesday was postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas.

With heavy rain forecast, the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday.

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