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Take a look at what’s going on Friday around the majors:



Cleveland pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as team manager when the Guardians, which interferes with the coronavirus, begin a three-game series against the Twins at Target Field.

The Guardians did not report new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, a day off for them. Their game Wednesday in Chicago against the White Sox was canceled due to the outbreak – the first postponement in the Major League Baseball this season caused by virus problems.

Terry Francona’s manager has been included in health and safety protocols along with bench coach Demarle Hale, first base coach Sandy Alamar, third base coach Mike Sarbo, kicking coach Chris Valaika, assistant coach Joe Torres and analysts.

So far, no player has tested positive for the virus.

Willis played for the Twins from 1991-95. The Guardians are expected to hire lower-league coaches and instructors in the meantime to replenish the Premier League staff.


Anthony Ritz, a man from the New York Yankees’ first base, returned to Chicago this weekend. Ritz played for the Cubs for 10 years before being traded to New York in July. He helped the Cubs win the World Series in 2016 for the first franchise title since 1908.

When the Yankees visit the White Sox, this is Ritz’s first major league promotion in Chicago after last year’s trade. In the winter, he was a free agent, but in March signed a two-year contract with New York for $ 32 million.

“I think after I signed again, I was really able to move on to cheering for the Cubs again and cheering for everyone there,” Ritz said before the series opened on Thursday night. “I have a lot of friends who still work there. I helped build this culture and a lot of things there, so it’s nice to see that the traditions that have been built throughout our time continue. “


Clayton Kershaw looks as sharp as ever before his start at Dodger Stadium against Phyllis.

Three-time Sai Young Award winner – 4-0 with 1.80 ERA, crossing out 32 and missing just three in 30 innings. The 34-year-old left-hander allowed more than one run only once in five starts.

Kyle Gibson, 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA, starts for Phyllis.


Max Scherzer will meet the Seattle Mariners for the first time in eight years when the New York Mets open the home podium on Friday. NL East leaders have played 10 series this season, winning nine and sharing another.

Scherzer has a 4-1 with a 2.92 ERA in his first season with the Mets, breaking away from Philadelphia on Sunday with a 3-2 record when he allowed nine singles and a home run.

Scherzer – 4-2 against the Sailors, all these decisions were made when he played for the Detroit Tigers. He lost 4-0 in his last start on June 1, 2014 in Seattle, when he allowed four runs and nine strokes in 6 2/3 innings.


Hard throws Jordan Hicks throws the Cardinals again as they continue to try to stretch him as a starter.

The 25-year-old right-hander is looking to secure a place in the St. Louis rotation. So far this year, Hicks has often injured, making it easy, 1-2 of the 3.78 ERA in six games. He made four starts without making more than 4 1/3 innings in either.

Hicks will face the Giants at Bush Stadium.

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, meanwhile, dropped the bullpen session on Thursday and could start Sunday against San Francisco. The 40-year-old right-hander was transferred to COVID-19 IL on May 6, two days after he launched in Kansas City.


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