Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter is one of two active major league players who attended Harvard University. He was a dual major in environmental science and public policy. The space between his ears contains multitudes and, for a time Wednesday night, Suter couldn’t escape it. Chosen at the last minute to start Game 1 of…Brewers’ Brent Suter melts down, Dodgers take advantage in Game 1 — Press Telegram
Lorenzo Cain is the 15th player to opt out this season.Lorenzo Cain is opting out of 2020 season — HardballTalk | NBC Sports
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that outfielder Lorenzo Cain is opting-out of the 2020 season. He joins 14 other players who have already opted-out.
In the club’s announcement, team president and general manager David Stearns said that the the Brewers “fully support Lorenzo’s decision, and we will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse.”
Cain has played in five Brewers games this season, and has gone 6-for-18 with three walks in 21 plate appearances. He is coming off a subpar 2019 campaign in which he hit .260/.325/.372 but during which he provided considerable value on defense, taking home a Gold Glove and posting a leather-heavy 3.0 bWAR.
The decision by Lorenzo Cain to opt-out comes as the Brewers have sat idle for two days while their scheduled opponent this weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals, have experienced a COVID-19 outbreak. It’s unclear when they, or the Brewers for that matter, will play again. It’s understandable that Cain has taken the past day or so to reassess his plans for the year.
The other players who have thus far opted-out:
- Mike Leake, Diamondbacks
- Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
- Joe Ross, Nationals
- Ian Desmond, Rockies
- Tyson Ross, Free Agent
- David Price, Dodgers
- Welington Castillo, Nationals
- Félix Hernández, Braves
- Nick Markakis, Braves — who then opted back in on July 29
- Hector Noesi, Pirates
- Buster Posey, Giants
- Michael Kopech, White Sox
- Jordan Hicks, Cardinals
- Collin McHugh, Red Sox
- Tim Collins, Rockies
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 1, 2020
Hader’s status as the best reliever in the National League apparently did little to convince the arbitrator that he deserved more than what the Brewers were offering.Josh Hader loses salary arbitration hearing — HardballTalk | NBC Sports