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Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 MLB season

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain opts out of 2020 MLB season

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has opted out of the remainder 2020 MLB season, the team announced on Saturday.

"Lorenzo Cain has informed us that he will not participate for the remainder of the 2020 season. We fully support Lorenzo's decision, and we will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse," the Brewers said in a statement.

Milwaukee was scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend, but the first two games of the series have been postponed as the Cardinals deal with positive coronavirus tests in the organization.

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St. Louis is not the only team feeling the impact of the pandemic, as an outbreak on the Miami Marlins led to the Marlins, Phillies, Blue Jays, Yankees, Nationals and Orioles all having games postponed. Though the Brewers have not reported any positive cases as of late, Cain may be taking a precautionary measure as the situation continues to worsen across the league.

Cain, a two-time All-Star, began the shortened season on the Brewers active roster and appeared in five games hitting .333. The veteran outfielder's absence will leave a hole in Milwaukee's lineup and defense.

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone complains about Phillies fans blowing airhorns outside stadium

Yankees manager Aaron Boone complains about Phillies fans blowing airhorns outside stadium

Phillies fans haven’t been allowed inside Citizens Bank Park to heckle opposing players this season, but they still found a way to draw the ire of New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone.

During Thursday night’s contest between the Phillies and Yankees, Boone pulled the umpires aside in between frames to complain about a group of fans outside the stadium blowing an airhorn during his team’s at-bats. The sound could be heard on the TV broadcast as Phillies starter Zach Eflin handled Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres in 1-2-3 fashion.

They’re apparently called the “Fandemic Crew” and have attending all Phillies home games to cheer them on. Word quickly reached the group that Boone wasn’t happy with their airhorn.

Considering the fans were outside the stadium, there really wasn’t much the umpires could do. It appears not even a pandemic is going to stop Phillies fans from making their presence known.

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MLB announces schedule to make up Nationals-Marlins postponements

MLB announces schedule to make up Nationals-Marlins postponements

The Washington Nationals will make up their postponed three-game series with the Miami Marlins over multiple dates when the teams were previously scheduled to play.

Saturday, Aug. 22, the Nationals will be the home team in the first game of a doubleheader, then the road team in the second game. Doubleheaders now consist of two seven-inning games. That game will be a makeup for the July 31 game that was postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak within the Marlins organization which delayed a three-game series scheduled to be played in Miami on July 31-Aug. 2.

Friday, Sept. 18, in Miami will be another doubleheader. That accounts for the Aug. 1 postponement.

Sunday, Sept. 20 will be a final doubleheader to make up for the Aug. 2 postponement. It also means the Nationals will play five games in three days in Miami before the final week of the season begins.

The Nationals will play 12 games in 10 days to close the season.

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