“TV Show suggestions please,” tweeted Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty, who had been scheduled to start.
Six clubs were off Friday because of the virus and its effects — Miami and Philadelphia had positive tests in their organizations, leaving Washington and Toronto with no games this weekend.
Commissioner Rob Manfred talked to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s virus protocols in hopes of finishing the shortened, 60-game season.
“Every player in this league better take a hard look at what you’re doing off the field, because what you do affects, more than just you and your team,” Chicago Cubs outfielder Steven Souza Jr. tweeted. “Your decisions off the field will put all of our seasons in jeopardy this year.”
With the Nationals just hanging around with no games this weekend, new reliever Will Harris will get a chance to heal without missing too much action.
Harris was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right groin. The move was retroactive to Wednesday, when he gave up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of Washington’s 5-1 loss to Toronto.
Because of a coronavirus outbreak among the Marlins, Washington’s weekend series at Miami was postponed. Max Scherzer and the World Series champs won’t play again until hosting the New York Mets on Tuesday. If Harris is ready to go when he’s eligible to be activated next Saturday, he will have missed only three games. Washington has days off Monday and Thursday.