Yelich has coronavirus...Strasburg done...Rodgers reports
July 28, 2021
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has tested positive for the coronavirus and is showing mild symptoms. President of baseball operations David Stearns says Yelich and Jace Peterson have been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, adding that Peterson was sidelined due to contact tracing and hasn’t tested positive. Stearns says Yelich has been vaccinated against the virus and will miss at least 10 days from the date of his positive test, while Peterson will sit out at least seven days.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Stephen Strasburg will have season-ending neck surgery tomorrow, ending another frustrating year for Washington’s 2019 World Series hero. The three-time All-Star right-hander felt discomfort after a 27-pitch bullpen session last week and saw a specialist on Monday. That Nats also learned that shortstop Trea Turner has tested positive for the coronavirus.
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended by 10 days through Aug. 6 by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. The extension comes as the sport’s investigators continue to check into allegations of sexual misconduct against the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher. Bauer was placed on seven days’ paid leave on July 2 under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted by MLB and the players’ union in 2015.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was seen arriving at Lambeau Field yesterday morning, a day after NFL Network and ESPN reported the reigning MVP was closing in on a deal that would keep him with the Packers this season. Rodgers didn’t participate in organized team activities this spring and skipped the Packers’ mandatory minicamp. His future with the Packers had seemed tenuous after ESPN reported in the hours leading up to the NFL draft that he didn’t want to return to Green Bay.
UNDATED (AP) — Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has re-signed with the only NHL team he has ever played for, inking a five-year, $47.5 million deal. The 35-year-old Ovechkin is 164 goals shy of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time NHL record and needs to average 33 goals over the length of his new contract to break the mark. The Colorado Avalanche also hung onto their captain by giving Gabriel Landeskog an eight-year, $56 million contract.