The most recent on the coronavirus:
- Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernández was reported to have examined constructive for COVID-19 on April 13. Luckily, Hernández is not feeling signs of the virus, reviews Rob Longley of the Toronto Solar (Twitter link). He’ll have to stay in quarantine for ten days from the time of his constructive check below the league’s 2021 well being and security protocols. That he’s presently asymptomatic is clearly excellent news for Hernández personally and appears to bode properly for his probabilities of returning to play in comparatively quick order as soon as his obligatory quarantine is up.
- Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull has been within the well being and security protocols for nearly a month, having first been positioned on the COVID-19 injured record on March 20. He has been constructing again arm energy in latest days, although, and supervisor A.J. Hinch instructed reporters (including Chris McCosky of the Detroit News) Turnbull may return to motion early subsequent week. It’s potential the Tigers will pivot to a six-man rotation at that time, including Turnbull to a gaggle presently consisting of Matthew Boyd, Michael Fulmer, José Ureña, Tarik Skubal and Casey Mize. Hinch stated the group hasn’t but made that call. If the Tigers have been to return to a five-man beginning employees, Fulmer (who started the season in reduction) or Ureña (who has struggled over three begins) would appear the most probably choices to be bumped to the bullpen to make room for Turnbull. [UPDATE: Turnbull will start on Wednesday against the Pirates, per Jason Beck of MLB.com (Twitter link).]