Welcome to ‘Marty’s Musings’, my weekly column of numbers summarizing the happenings in the baseball world. I am your guide for taking an analytic look at the news and notes throughout the game, and highlighting key pitching matchups.
Minimal positive COVID tests and the last spring towards the start of the season.
News & Notes
1 - Positive COVID test in MLB all of last week. It’s an improvement over prior weeks, and is a good sign heading into the season in which fans will be in ballparks. So far, there have been 13 positive tests among players and staff on nearly 59,000 Spring Training tests, a positive rate of 0.2 percent
34 - Year old Carlos Carrasco pulled a hamstring while running sprints last week. It’s unclear how long he’ll be sidelined, but the Mets starter is likely to miss at least his first start of the season.
10 - Days until the planned Opening Day!