February 26: Scratched with "groin discomfort."
March 8: Leaves Grapefruit League start with "sore triceps."
March 9: Diagnosed with mild lat strain.
March 17: Surgery on groin.
Initially, the hope was that physical therapy would be the proper course of action. However, after a recent setback in his rehab, the medical staff recommended that a surgical procedure was necessary.
He got a second opinion and surgery was recommended. As I understand it, (the surgery) was perfectly successful.
*Continuing with the Venmo Someone Affected theme:
*Tom Verducci: How a shortened season could dramatically alter 2020.
*Buster Olney: Six ways MLB can make the best of a tough situation.
*MLB Clubs each gave $1m to a fund to help ballpark employees during the Coronavirus outbreak.
*That's cool, and while MLB generated $10.7 Billion in revenues in 2019, there are "active conversations" about how the Astros will try to compensate their minor league players, you know, the organization's future. And somehow this Adopt-A-Minor-Leaguer program is taking off.
If the Astros gave $1m to their minor-league players, it would translate into roughly $5,000 each. That's not an insignificant amount of money in a very uncertain time.
*Imperial College ran a simulation of what would happen if the United States treated COVID-19 like the flu, and didn't do anything. If you don't want to read the report (I understand) the tl;dr version: this could kill millions in the United States, and far more worldwide.
*Inside The Vatican's Coronavirus scare.
*The Coronavirus called America's bluff.
*America's restaurants will need a miracle.
*If you think Jared Kushner will save you, unless you're Jared Kushner (or Trump), you're sadly mistaken.
*Vice: The strange link between pandemics and psychosis.
*Vox: Social distancing for months or a year, or let hundreds of thousands of people die.
*How WW2 saved The Great Gatsby from obscurity.
*A Musical Selection: