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MLB trade rumors and news: MiLB get financial support plan through COVID-19 crisis, Sale goes under the knife

All and all, the week was really batting .500 for baseball. And we still miss it.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Let’s all take a moment to be disappointed, but not surprised: Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is set to undergo Tommy John surgery. This comes after a 2019 that started out promising for the ace. A five-year, $145M extension was how Sale started off the season, but rough starts followed by elbow inflammation ended his venture prematurely. Props to him on picking the right timing though, considering there might not even be a season to miss.
  • MLB has announced a financial support plan for minor-league players amid (it’s a buzzword so get used to it) the COVID-19 outbreak. But don’t let this incredible testament to peer pressure and public outcry distract you from the fact that writer for The Athletic and angel of baseball Emily Waldon was the first, and biggest advocate for minor league players once this crisis hit. Check out how she’s helping unemployed players here: