Free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez suffered a finger injury during his showcase Saturday. The 37-year old Sanchez cut his finger just 13 pitches into the showcase, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals had their regular-season opening series postponed last week due to COVID-19 concerns impacting Washington. MLB confirmed the makeup dates for those games on Wednesday.
Despite being let go by them in January, popular reporter Dan Kolko will be part of MASN’s coverage of the Washington Nationals this season after all. Kolko made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday hours before Washington is set to finally open their season against the Atlanta Braves.
The Washington Nationals have been given the green light to start their 2021 season amid the club’s COVID-19 outbreak. The Nationals will take field for the first time against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
At least one more player from the expected Opening Day roster will thus be unavailable. Reports have suggested that upwards of nine players could miss time due to contact tracing protocols, so more moves may be coming.
Major League Baseball has announced the Washington Nationals are cleared to start their 2021 season Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals were slated to open their season against the New York Mets this past weekend.