Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronavirus, a total of $286,500.
That's just 2.5 percent of the $193,548 that Cole, the New York Yankees pitcher, and Trout, the Los Angeles Angels outfielder, were scheduled to earn each day during the 186-day season from their $36 million salaries, tied for the major league high this year.
The daily total was obtained after it was confirmed by Major League Baseball and the players' association following their agreement last week on how to proceed during the stoppage.
Less veteran players will receive smaller amounts specified in the agreement: $16,500, $30,000 or $60,000, depending on the contract.
NHL quarantine extended to April 15
The NHL extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the extension Tuesday. It adds an extra 11 days to the previous guidance of April 4, which Daly last week acknowledged was "a meaningless date" because of the rapidly changing situation.
• Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe said in a video posted on social media that he tested positive for the coronavirus but had minor symptoms and feels fine now.
• Canada's largest city, Toronto, announced it is canceling all city-led and permitted events through June 30. That applies to events that get city permits such as parades and festivals but does not include sporting events such as the Blue Jays, Raptors and Maple Leafs.
• Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiancé. Nikki Trudeaux posted her latest update Monday night on social media. She said the 54-year-old former major leaguer still required a ventilator to fight COVID-19 but hadn't declined in his battle.
• Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Some have questioned whether a reconstructive elbow surgery for a ballplayer is an essential procedure at this time.
• NASCAR star Joey Logano has established a $1 Million COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
• The Bundesliga soccer season will remain suspended through April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
around the horn
NHL: Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.
The 36-year-old Bouwmeester has been ruled out from returning to play this season, including the playoffs, after he collapsed on the bench during the first period of a game.
College basketball: Missouri sophomore Xavier Pinson and juniors Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon announced they would enter the NBA draft, though none of them intends to hire an agent and all could return to school next season.
MMA: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones has pleaded guilty to a second drunken driving offense in New Mexico