January 28, 2021

Several Marlins Players Cleared To Begin Workouts (MLB Trade Rumors)

Several of the 18 Marlins players who tested positive for the coronavirus have been cleared to start baseball activities and workouts.  The exact number of clearances isn’t yet known, though the Associated Press described that “most” of the 18 were given the green light.  In terms of specific names, Sportsgrid’s Craig Mish tweets that shortstop Miguel Rojas and right-hander Sandy Alcantara were two of the players cleared.

Needless to say, it’s wonderful news that many of these players are healthy and recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak that halted Miami’s season for a week and put the entire baseball world on notice.  From an on-field perspective, the Marlins will surely benefit from the return of so many key performers, though the Fish have done well (a 9-5 record) even with a severely short-handed roster.

The AP article notes that August 28 might be a realistic target date for any of these cleared players to actually return to the Major League roster, as they will naturally…

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