The Latest: Bidwill released from Rhode Island hospital

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By The Associated Press

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The Arizona Cardinals say that owner Michael Bidwill has been released from a Rhode Island hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

The team revealed on Friday that the 55-year-old Bidwill was in the hospital with the virus.

Bidwill said in a statement that he "learned first-hand just how serious COVID-19 is."

He added that his "immense appreciation for all those on the front lines of this pandemic has only increased and I am particularly grateful to the tremendous nurses and doctors at Newport (R.I.) Hospital."

Bidwill had been working remotely since the Cardinals' facility was closed in March. He tested positive for the virus while traveling on the East Coast.

The team says he has not had direct contact with Cardinals players or coaches.


Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen says a positive test for COVID-19 caused him to report late to summer camp.

Jansen was in camp Sunday and says he's "doing great and better now." He expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23.

Jansen says family members also had coronavirus, but they have since recovered. He and his wife have three children: a 7-year-old daughter and two sons, ages 4 and 1.


Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer said Sunday that he's on the injured list because he was in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Lauer said he hasn't tested positive.

The protocols accompanying that situation caused Lauer to arrive late to the Brewers' summer camp. He made it to camp Friday, nearly a full week after the Brewers' first full-squad workout. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Lauer still has a chance to be ready for the start of the season.

Lauer is on the injured list with both shortstop Luis Urias and pitcher Angel Perdomo. Counsell says Urias and Perdomo have tested positive but are asymptomatic.

Lauer went 8-10 with a 4.45 ERA for San Diego last year before coming to Milwaukee in a Nov. 27 trade that also included Urias.


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Updated July 12, 2020