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Braves' Felix Hernandez opts out of season due to pandemic

ATLANTA (AP) Former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Hernandez, 34, opted out due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made after Hernandez participated in workouts on Friday and Saturday at Truist Park.

The decision came a day after Snitker announced that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19. Right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma also had positive tests announced on Saturday.

AVG: O. Albies.295
HR: R. Acuña Jr.41
RBI: F. Freeman121
SB: R. Acuña Jr.37
W: M. Fried17
ERA: M. Soroka2.68
Saves: S. Greene22
K: M. Fried173
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (9)
Runs: 855 (7)
Hits: 1432 (10)
Home Runs: 249 (8)
Stolen Bases: 89 (9)
OBP: .336 (7)
SLG: .452 (8)
Total Bases: 2514 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.19 (10)
Runs Allowed: 743 (13)
Saves: 44 (11)
Strikeouts: 1393 (18)
OpBA: .256 (19)
OBP: .329 (18)
SLG: .419 (12)
Run Support: 5.30 (7)
Date Player Transactions
7/4 F. Freeman Placed on 10-Day IL (COVID-19 injured list)
7/4 W. Smith Placed on 10-Day IL (COVID-19 injured list)
6/26 J. Walker Placed on 60-Day IL (Right shoulder impingement)
5/28 J. Fernández Released
3/19 T. Toussaint Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
7/4 F. Freeman COVID-19 injured list (on 10-day IL)
7/4 P. Kozma COVID-19 protocol for positive test (day-to-day)
7/4 W. Smith COVID-19 injured list (on 10-day IL)
7/4 T. Toussaint COVID-19 protocol for positive test (day-to-day)
6/26 J. Walker Right shoulder impingement (on 60-day IL)
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