Red Sox manager John Farrell is expecting MLB to pay more attention to the new 10-day disabled list, at least in part to prevent teams from stashing healthy players there as a way of managing their rosters.
“With it just being 10 days, I think the DL will be scrutinized even greater to try to control that,” Farrell told the Providence Journal. “I think there’s going to be doctor documentation required for every move that’s made to the DL. On the surface, it looks like it could be manipulated. But I think the backup evidence is going to be much more in-depth.”
Fernandez, 24, also had cocaine in his system at the time of his death, according to the report, and investigators “determined alcohol and drugs were a factor in this case.”
The Marlins ace’s friends Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, also were killed in the crash. Their families have filed lawsuits seeking $2 million each in damages from Fernandez’s estate.
Marlins president David Samson released a statement after the report went public. It read: “No matter what the report has concluded, nothing will ever diminish Jose’s everlasting positive connection with Miami and the Miami Marlins. Nor can it lessen the love and passion he felt for his family, friends, teammates and all his fans in South Florida and around the world.”
Jose Reyes, who was initially supposed to be the Cheap Jordan Jerseys For Sale team’s infield utilityman, will begin the season as the starting third baseman after David Wright’s latest injury setback.
The outfield trio of Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson could make or break this team. If they all produce near their career averages, the Mets Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys will be a dangerous postseason team. But if Bruce struggles again and Granderson, 36, starts to decline, the Mets could find runs hard to come by on a consistent basis.