AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich.— As some states are starting to relax social distancing restrictions and reopen their national parks, Michigan will not follow that lead. State parks and recreational areas will remain closed due to the COVID–19 pandemic.State campground locations will not reopen until June 22nd and forest campgrounds will reopen June 10th. Camping and overnight stay reservations scheduled between May 15th and June 21st have been canceled.The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says, “Once the stay home stay safe order is lifted staff can begin to clean camping sites.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Shilo Ferguson was expected to turn herself in todayNext Governor Whitmer signs executive order protecting tenants
The Cypress native has seen time at four different positions and has contributed 1.8 Wins Above Replacement, according to both Baseball Reference and Fangraphs.In his only at-bat of the game Sunday, Fletcher poked a 2-and-2 cut fastball from Marco Gonzales down a deserted first-base line. He slowed abruptly before reaching first base, then jogged leisurely to second base with plenty of time to spare, favoring his injured left leg.Kaleb Cowart replaced Fletcher as a pinch runner and remained in the game at second base.Fletcher, 24, said he has no history of hamstring injuries.“I think it’s just a minor strain,” Fletcher said. “Hopefully it’s pretty quick, but I don’t know if it’s season ending. … It’s nothing too crazy.” LONG LOOK FOR FERNANDEZJose Fernandez’s name was not in the lineup Sunday, a rarity this month. The 30-year-old rookie had started eight consecutive games, all at first base. Jefry Marte, a right-handed hitter, took his place against the left-handed Gonzales.Fernandez is one of 15 Angels to make their major league debuts in 2018, a franchise record. After three back-and-forth trips on the Salt Lake shuttle, he began the day Sunday with an encouraging .738 on-base plus slugging percentage since Sept. 1.Are 93 plate appearances enough to demonstrate that Fernandez has proven himself as an everyday major leaguer?“To say he’s shown enough, I don’t know if he’s had enough of a look to say that he’s shown anything like that,” Scioscia said.If anything, that bodes well for the final two weeks of Fernandez’s season. The Angels have no reason not to give him a longer look at first base. The position will remain a question mark so long as Albert Pujols remains under contract. At 38 years old, Pujols’ health no longer allows him to play a full season in the field.Pujols will enter his age-39 season having undergone procedures on his knee and elbow after making 70 starts at first base in 2018. The Angels could use a left-handed hitting complement to the right-handed veteran. During his eight consecutive starts, Fernandez reached base in all but one game and hit the first two home runs of his career.“His bat-to-ball skills are terrific,” Scioscia said. “He can square it up, uses all fields, but i think everyone loves the way he swings the bat, loves his approach at the plate.”FOR STARTERSAfter Monday’s off-day, Tyler Skaggs will start the opener of a three-game series against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday. The left-hander, who hasn’t pitched since Aug. 11 because of a groin strain, threw a bullpen Sunday.The A’s are expected to counter with an “opener,” a relief pitcher who is not expected to complete multiple innings. Right-hander Liam Hendriks has been used in this role most often, and he’s pitched only one inning in the last four days.Felix Peña will oppose left-hander Brett Anderson on Wednesday, and right-hander Matt Shoemaker will oppose A’s right-hander Edwin Jackson on Thursday.ALSOHailey Dawson, 8, threw the ceremonial first pitch to complete her tour across all 30 MLB parks. Dawson was born without three fingers on her right hand and uses a 3D-printed hand to throw the ball. … Shohei Ohtani still has not announced whether he has accepted a doctor’s recommendation of Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow. Asked whether becoming a closer was an option, Scioscia said that “should be tough to do” if Ohtani continues his routine as a hitter. “Once he makes a decision, he should be able to get back into the rotation and be the dynamic starter he can be,” Scioscia said. … Ohtani tweaked his left ankle sliding into second base on an unsuccessful steal attempt in the ninth inning. Although the ankle was wrapped heavily after the game, Scioscia said Ohtani “will be fine for Tuesday.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM – David Fletcher’s rookie season might be over after the infielder strained his left hamstring in the first inning Sunday against the Seattle Mariners.Although he was able to walk off the field on his own after hitting a double, Fletcher will not accompany the Angels on their trip to Oakland on Monday. The Angels have 12 games remaining this season, ending with a Sept. 29 home game against the A’s.“He’ll be evaluated (Monday) but naturally any time you tweak a hamstring with two weeks to go in the season, it’s not good,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.In 307 plate appearances this season, Fletcher has a .275 batting average with one home run, 18 doubles and two triples in 80 games. He’s gotten the majority of the starts at second base since the Angels traded Ian Kinsler to the Boston Red Sox.