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Elephant Rumblings: Mets to resume play Tuesday after coronavirus clearance

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Good morning, Athletics Nation!

Major League Baseball is fully back in action once more. The New York Mets, who sat out four games from Thursday through Sunday after a player and coach tested positive for coronavirus, are set to resume play on Tuesday, per a league announcement.

The postponed games were supposed to include one against the Marlins, and three against the Yankees. Now the Mets will play a doubleheader against Miami on Tuesday, single games against them Wed and Thu, and then five games in three days against the Yankees (including doubleheaders Fri and Sun).

Fortunately, the club had no new positive tests come up since the original two last week, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. With the Mets back on the field, all 30 teams are once again active.

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Today is August 25, which means the trade deadline is just six days away. To see a collection of rumors and musings posts from Monday, scroll down to the MLB News & Interest section.

We’ll talk about plenty of trade ideas over this next week, or perhaps reasons why the A’s shouldn’t make certain deals, but for now those links should get you started in terms of figuring out who are buyers (most teams), who are sellers (almost nobody), and what players might actually be realistically available.

It’s getting late and I’m nodding off at my desk trying to finish this after yelling about umpire Lance Barrett all night, but I still need about 20 more words to hit the required minimum for Google. Screw Flanders.

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Monday: Loss! The save goes to home plate umpire Lance Barrett, who called this strike zone in the 9th inning.

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