MLB Roundup

With baseball postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLB players are turning to a video game to get their baseball fix. Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett, Tampa Bay starter Blake Snell, San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, and Minnesota Twins reliever Trevor May participated over the weekend in a tournament using the MLB 20 The Show video game.

The games were live-streamed online, with Garrett opting to wear his full Reds uniform while defeating May in the first round by the score of 2-1. Garrett then faced off against Snell in the championship match, topping the Rays hurler 2-1 to win the tournament title.

Former MLB All-Star Jim Edmonds said he’s been diagnosed with pneumonia and is awaiting results after being tested for the coronavirus. The 49-year-old Edmonds posted a video on his Instagram page in which he said he was home from the hospital and would give an update when he heard results of the test.

Edmonds was a four-time All-Star and an eight-time Gold Glove Award winner in acareer that spanned from 1993-2010. He hit .284 with 393 home runs and 1,199 RBIs and won the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006.

The Chicago Cubs have revealed two game-day employees have contracted coronavirus. Multiple reports say the workers tested positive after attending a training session at Wrigley Field on March 8th. One was hospitalized and the other is recovering at home. The team has offered support to both employees.