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San Diego Padres’ Big Three Inactive Due to MLB’s COVID-19 Protocol

Introduction

On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 the San Diego Padres were forced into a situation in which they had no choice but to place their young superstar shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., on the injured list because he ended up testing positive for COVID-19. Shortly after Tatis Jr. had been removed from any team activities the San Diego Padres had to take out and quarantine their MLB all – star outfielder, Wil Myers, from Tuesday night’s ball game against the Colorado Rockies during game action due to his COVID-19 positive test results.

The San Diego Padres eventually went on to win the match-up versus the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 with a final score of 8 to 1. Unfortunately for San Diego they also were required to sideline their Major League Baseball all-star and former World Series champion first baseman, Eric Hosmer, as well as the San Diego Padres all-around utility players in Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo as all three of these ball players were identified as people that were involved in the MLB’s COVID-19 coronavirus contact tracing provisions.

With the elimination from Major League Baseball activities for the San Diego Padres’ big three including Hosmer, Tatis Jr., and Myers in addition to Profar and Mateo the San Diego Padres were in quite a predicament as the Padres were scheduled to participate in a double – header on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 versus their National League West divisional rivals in the Colorado Rockies. Obviously, this is not an ideal situation for any MLB team, but these are the circumstances that we are all currently dealing with as the United States of America and the entire world attempts to overcome the COVID – 19 pandemic and all of its challenging situations that arise from the deadly virus that we must overcome.

Media Statement from San Diego Padres’ Manager Jayce Tingler

"Obviously, it's not ideal, but I want to give credit to our guys tonight. We had a lot of hectic things going on. We had a short bench and everybody stepped up and filled in. (Tatis Jr.) didn't break any rules. Mentally, he's crushed. He wants to be here with the guys, he wants to play, he wants to be a part of it. We're a couple players away from getting there. Will we get there? I don't know at the end of the day. I think we're optimistic. We're just a couple guys short. The one thing with the protocols and things like that -- it's a clear competitive advantage to get to that 85%. Our guys are educated -- we're educating them on it. That's where we are. Look, it's a blow, but we have the guys," says the San Diego Padres’ manager Jayce Tingler.

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • All – MLB First Team (2020)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2020)

Wil Myers’ Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB All – Star (2016)
  • American League Rookie of the Year (2013)
  • Hit for the Cycle on April 10, 2017

Eric Hosmer’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB All – Star (2016)
  • World Series Champion (2015)
  • 4 Time Gold Glove Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2017)
  • All – World Baseball Classic Team (2017)

Current MLB Standings as of Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

American League East

Boston Red Sox 22 – 16 0 Games Behind

New York Yankees 20 – 16 1 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 19 – 16 1.5 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 19 – 19 3 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 16 – 21 5.5 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 20 – 13 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 20 – 14 0.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 16 – 19 5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 12 – 21 8 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 12 – 24 9.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 23 – 15 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 18 – 18 4 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 18 – 20 5 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 16 – 19 5.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 18 – 13 0 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 19 – 17 1.5 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 17 – 19 3.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 15 – 20 5 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 13 – 18 5 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 22 – 14 0 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 17 – 17 4 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 17 – 19 5 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 15 – 21 7 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 22 – 14 0 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 21 – 17 2 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 19 – 17 3 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 17 – 19 5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 13 – 24 9.5 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Intertops sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. Currently the San Diego Padres have the 3rd highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +350
New York Yankees                            +650
San Diego Padres                              +800
New York Mets                                  +850
Chicago White Sox                             +900
Atlanta Braves                                    +1400
Oakland Athletics                               +1600
Houston Astros                                   +1600
Toronto Blue Jays                               +1800
St Louis Cardinals                              +1800
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2000
Tampa Bay Rays                                +2200
Philadelphia Phillies                           +2800
Minnesota Twins                                +3300
Cincinnati Reds                                  +3300
Cleveland Indians                               +3300
San Francisco Giants                          +3300
Los Angeles Angels                           +4000
Washington Nationals                        +5000
Chicago Cubs                                     +5000
Miami Marlins                                    +5000
Kansas City Royals                            +6600
Seattle Mariners                                 +8000
Texas Rangers                                    +15000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +20000
Baltimore Orioles                               +20000
Colorado Rockies                               +30000
Pittsburgh Pirates                               +30000
Detroit Tigers                                     +50000

 

Sources:

“Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers test positive for COVID-19; 3 other San Diego Padres out because of contact tracing”, Alden Gonzalez, espn.com, May 11, 2021.

“Short-handed San Diego Padres place outfielder Wil Myers on injured list, add reinforcements”, espn.com, May 12, 2021.

“Fernando Tatis Jr.”, baseball-reference.com, May 12, 2021.

“Wil Myers”, baseball-reference.com, May 12, 2021.

“Eric Hosmer”, baseball-reference.com, May 12, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 12, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, intertops.eu, May 12, 2021.


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