Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots played a factor in Stroman’s decision Monday to opt out of the 2020 season.
The 2020 MLB season is still young, but a total of 27 games have already been postponed. COVID-19 has affected 11 teams and counting. On a positive note, MLB was successfully able to see the completion of multiple series and games this past first full week of August.
WALKILL, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — This is just what the doctor ordered. Baseball fans can't go to the ballpark because of the pandemic, but the Mets are bringing former players to fans who can use a smile. Some residents at Braemar Assisted Living Facility in Wallkill had the chance to chat with former Mets pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden via Zoom last Thursday.