MLB podcast with Jessica Kwong: Fourth woman to be baseball’s play by play announcer; Ohtani will DH only no more pitching for the year; plus more

(photo from Baltimore Orioles announcer Melanie Newman became Major League Baseball’s fourth woman play by play announcer when she broadcasted Tuesday’s game at Camden Yards in Baltimore

On the MLB podcast with Jessica:

#1 Another breakthrough for women in Major League Baseball as Melanie Newman became baseball’s fourth woman to be a play by play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles calling Tuesday night’s game Newman is the fourth active woman announcer in MLB.

#2 In 2019 Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani went through Tommy John surgery fast forward to this year Ohtani was looking forward to a full healthy season of pitching but now is suffering from a strained arm and Angels manager Joe Maddon says that Ohtani will not pitch for the rest of the season.

#3 The Miami Marlins after a nine day lay off from having over 15 players and two coaches positive with Coronavirus will resume play. The Marlins after this latest scare say they will take every precaution not have a have a repeat outbreak.

#4 The St Louis Cardinals had been cleared for travel they will fly from Milwaukee after the team has tested negative. They are expected to be back for this weekend. The team was in quarantine after the Minnesota Twins who were there has positive tests.

#5 Without not too much fanfare the New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Yoenis Cespedes was no longer with the team after Cespedes disappeared from his hotel room after he didn’t report for pregame meetings at the hotel and the bus to Sunrise Field in Cobb County to play the Braves. It was confirmed by Cespedes’ by Van Wagenen that Cespedes has left the team for Covid-19 related reason and this was the final year of his contract.

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