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Callup not in cards
Could debut this year
Health news encouraging
Bryant, who missed a second straight game Sunday due to a stomach illness, has tested negative for coronavirus repeatedly but remains in MLB's COVID-19 protocol for the time being, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "It's kind of out of our hands right now," Cubs manager David Ross said. "Just following the protocols through MLB. He really needs to be commended for going in and getting checked out."
Swelling led to early exit
Pitching days numbered again?
Opt-out decision sudden
Popping up on MLB radar
Closer's job in peril
Kimbrel may be in jeopardy of losing the closer's job due to his uneven performances to start the season, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. "I'll get back to you on that one," manager David Ross said in response to a question about Kimbrel's status. "I'm in the middle of conversations with Craig, so we'll have those with him first before I talk to you guys. We'll see where he's at, see how his arm feels."
Chances of '20 debut increase
Could get starting opportunity
Potential chance to start
De facto ace for rest of season
Eovaldi is set to serve as the ace of the Red Sox rotation for the remainder of the season after it was announced Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) will not pitch in 2020.
Expected to make full recovery
Rodriguez, who the Red Sox announced Saturday will sit out the 2020 season due to myocarditis, is expected to make a full recovery, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. "This case, while it's something that's persistent, is not something that has impacted or damaged the functioning of his heart, which in that event, the prognosis is good and these things just take time," said chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
MLB debut not expected in 2020
Appealing for early return
Moustakas and teammate Nick Senzel plan to meet with a select panel of league and union representatives Wednesday to appeal for clearance to resume playing with the Reds after both recently self-reported COVID-19 symptoms, C. Trent Rosecrans and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report.
Appealing for early return
Senzel and teammate Mike Moustakas plan to meet with a select panel of league and union representatives Wednesday to appeal for clearance to resume playing with the Reds after both recently self-reported COVID-19 symptoms, C. Trent Rosecrans and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report.
Could make MLB debut Tuesday
Rest-of-season outlook muddled
Potential beneficiary of absences
Aquino, who the Reds called up from their alternate training site Sunday in the wake of multiple absences, is slated to see some playing time versus southpaws, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I'd like to get him some starts," manager David Bell said. "The natural way to do that right now would be against a left-handed starter. I'm not saying that for sure will happen as early as (Monday), but it's definitely an option."
Health currently in question
Not phased by teammates' illnesses
Bauer maintains he's not preoccupied with the fact teammate Matt Davidson has tested positive for COVID-19 and both Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel woke up Sunday feeling sick, The Associated Press reports. "I've made the choice to come here and play," Bauer said. "I'll be here all season. I know the risks involved. I'm here to play baseball. If I get sick, I get sick. I've accepted the fact that it might happen. "
No definite return date
Dealing with post-COVID ailment
The myocarditis -- an inflammation of the heart muscle -- that Rodriguez is afflicted with after battling COVID-19 has not been accompanied by any symptoms, but it is keeping him sidelined for the time beingm Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. "Health-wise, I feel normal," Rodriguez said. "They just told me to take a rest for a week and wait to get the next tests and see what it is. Emotional-wise, it feels really hard because when I got here, I was supposed to start getting ready (to pitch)."
Financials a source of frustration?