Southeastern Conference teams can elect to cancel or reschedule games if they either don’t have 53 scholarship players available or can’t meet some position minimums. The league released its policy Friday for dealing with potential COVID-19 outbreaks and cancellations of games. SEC teams are scheduled to play 10 league games starting Sept.
The A’s officially completed their trade for left-hander Mike Minor on Friday, confirming minor-leaguers infielder Dustin Harris and outfielder Marcus Smith as the players sent to the Rangers in the Aug. 31 deal. Oakland also reinstated right-hander Frankie Montas from the paternity list and optioned Seth Brown back to the San Jose alternate site before Friday’s series opener against the Giants. Montas was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Today is Friday, Sept. and the Oakland A’s have 10 games left in their regular season. They currently hold a six-game advantage in the AL West division, over the Houston Astros, and that means it’s time for one of the best countdowns of the year — the Magic Number.