Here is a look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday:
Ronald Acuña Jr. is uncertain about at Yankee Stadium. Acuña was injured diving back into first base on a pickoff throw Sunday . Atlanta was off Monday, giving the 23-year-old a day to recover. The All-Star outfielder is off to a blistering start, hitting .419 with a major league-leading seven homers and 16 RBIs.
Atlanta rolls into the Bronx at a good time, with the Yankees mired in an AL-worst 5-10 start. New York’s .210 batting average is next-to-last in the AL, and a team with a shortage of left-handed hitters is batting just .202 against right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ 55 runs entering Monday tied Detroit for the AL low.
BACK TO WORK
The Minnesota Twins are set to resume their schedule afterto the club’s coronavirus issues. against the Los Angeles Angels were postponed, as was Monday’s opener of a series in Oakland. The Twins are slated to play a .
The Twins have had at least fourin the past week. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons already hadn’t made the trip to Anaheim after testing positive early in the week. Kyle Garlick, another unnamed Twins player, and a team staff two days before the postponements against the Angels; manager Rocco Baldelli said this weekend.’
TWO FOR ROUGHING
to MLB’s ban on Monday. Castellanos sparked a benches-clearing incident during the season’s opening weekend when he yelled and stood over Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford after sliding into home plate – Woodford had earlier in the inning.
The league’s ruling was upheld byspecial assistant John McHale Jr. Castellanos will serve the penalty during the first two of a three-game series against Arizona that starts Tuesday.
VANDER MEER WATCH
faces the Indians in his first start since completing a no-hitter against Cleveland last Wednesday. Rodón came within two outs of a perfect game but hit a batter in the ninth inning of that 8-0 victory, the . Reds left-hander Johnny Vander Meer is the only big leaguer to , which he did in 1938.
Miami Marlin’s center fielder Starling Marte will be out for a few games with a broken left rib. An MRI on Monday revealed a non-displaced fracture, meaning the Marlins said the rib maintained its proper alignment. Marte will refrain from the activity for five to seven days before being evaluated, and he’s expected to go on the. Miami is set to open a home series against Baltimore.
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