A look ataround the majors on Sunday:
Houstonbut hasn’t poorly felt and hopes to return to the lineup soon.
The 2017 AL MVP was among five Astros who were placed on theon April 14. The four other players were back on the active roster within a few days.
Altuve will need before playing again. He said he received the first dose of one of the two-dose and that he has no idea how he contracted the virus.
Altuve is hitting .318 with one homer, three doubles, and five RBIs in 11 games.
Hours after Altuve spoke, Houston starter Jake Odorizzi was forced to leave after throwing only five pitches against the Angels because of.
Odorizzi got a late start to the season after not signing with the Astros until March 8. He entered the game with an 0-2 record and 10.57 ERA in two starts this.
from an injury-plagued 2020 season when he pitched just 13 2/3 innings.
Star outfielder Christian Yelich is returning to Milwaukee for an MRI on his strained lower back. The 2018 NL MVP hasn’t played since April 11 and was eligible to come off the this weekend against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
“We’re just at a plateau, and so we’re just trying to rule everything out andif we can get any new bit, just another piece of information,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It’s frustrating for Christian.”
Yelich is batting .333 with one homer and six RBIs in nine games this.
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The Braves sent Sean Kazmar Jr. to their alternate training site a week after the infielder returned to the majors for the first2008.
The 36-year-old Kazmar became an instant feel-good story when Atlanta brought him up to the. Kazmar hit .205 in 19 games for when he debuted 13 years ago and had been minor since then.
Kazmar got into two games for Atlanta and batted just once — he grounded into a double play against the Cubs at Wrigley Field and was a pinch-runner at.
Kazmar lost his roster spot when the Bravesto start Saturday night against Arizona. The out, and the Braves and Diamondbacks are now scheduled for a doubleheader.
SUNDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT
Thein prime time, with the seventh meeting between the NL West foes.
“It’s the biggest rivalry in baseball,” San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. said after hitting two homers in Friday night’s victory. “Everybody can feel it. Everybody can see it.”
Joe Musgrove (2-2, 1.04 ERA) is 0-2 since pitching the first no-hitter in Padres9 in Texas. He’s coming off a career-high 13 strikeouts over seven innings Monday in a to Milwaukee.
Dustin May (1-1, 2.93) gets the ball atfor the defending World Series champions, missing injured slugger Cody Bellinger and several other regulars.
A club spokesman said that the Miami Marlinscomplex in Jupiter, Florida, was shut down for the weekend after five players tested positive for COVID-19.
The stricken players were isolated. About 120 players train at the complex.
The interruption in workouts is not expected to affect the start of the season for any of the Marlins’ four full-season affiliates – the Triple-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Class A Beloit Snappers, and Class A Jupiter Hammerheads. Their seasons begin May 4.
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