NL Notes: Braun, Mets, Betances, Dodgers, Phillies

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By Connor Byrne | June 30, 2020 at 10:28pm CDTSome information and notes from the Nationwide League…
Issues over the coronavirus have helped lead 4 notable main leaguers – the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross, the Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake and the Rockies’ Ian Desmond – to choose out of the 2020 season this week. Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hasn’t joined them, although he’s leery of enjoying amid a pandemic, per Mike DiGiovanna and Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Instances. The six-time All-Star informed the LA Instances “there’s some nervousness and apprehension,” including, “My largest precedence is being a father first and a husband second, so to go away three younger youngsters and my spouse to enter an setting the place I don’t know what it can appear to be or when precisely I’ll come again or how secure it is going to be, it’s slightly bit scary and fully completely different than something I’ve skilled.” Though the season’s scheduled to start out in a couple of weeks, Braun isn’t satisfied the league will be capable to end and even begin it, DiGiovanna and Markazi report.
The Mets are “extraordinarily excited” concerning the progress reliever Dellin Betances has made, they usually count on him to be a full participant in summer time camp, in line with basic supervisor Brodie Van Wagenen (through Anthony DiComo of MLB.com). Betances, whom the Mets signed to a $10.5MM assure through the winter, missed virtually all of final season as a Yankee due to shoulder issues. In his lone look of the yr, on Sept. 15, the right-hander struck out each batters he confronted earlier than struggling a partial left Achilles tear whereas hopping off the mound. If Betances returns to his typical type this season, although, he needs to be an enormously useful pickup for the Mets. The 32-year-old’s a four-time All-Star who has logged a 2.36 ERA/2.31 FIP with 14.64 Okay/9, 4.01 BB/9 and 117 holds throughout his 381 2/3-inning profession.
Extra on the Mets, who’ve had one participant on their 40-man roster take a look at constructive for the coronavirus, Van Wagenen informed Deesha Thosar of the New York Every day Information and different reporters Monday. They’ve additionally had constructive exams amongst minor leaguers. However the 40-man participant is recovering effectively, and Van Wagenen believes the Mets have been been “extremely lucky” to have so few constructive exams to his level.
We now know there gained’t be a minor league baseball season in 2020. Nonetheless, two extra groups have stepped as much as pay their minor leaguers over the following couple months. The Dodgers have made the $400 weekly dedication by way of August, in line with certainly one of their very own farmhands, righty Ryan Moseley. The Phillies, in the meantime, pays their minor leaguers by way of the season, Matt Gelb of The Athletic tweets.

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