The good humor and smiles were easy to find as baseball fans streamed into Sunday afternoon's spring training opener between the Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks. A downward trend in COVID-19 cases throughout most of the country has meant that a limited amount of fans are allowed back in spring training facilities throughout Arizona and Florida. At Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the crowd was capped at about 2,200 fans, which is 16% of the usual capacity.
He thinks that puts the Diamondbacks in a good position. It’s cool because it’s no pressure, right? he said.
Left-hander Travis Bergen is back with the Blue Jays. Toronto acquirred the 27-year-old pitcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday in exchange for cash considerations. Bergen started the 2020 season with the Jays and made one appearance before he was sent to the Diamondbacks in August.