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The Latest: Houston athletics cutting operating budget

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

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The University of Houston athletics department announced several budget cuts on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The school will cut 18 jobs administrative and support staff positions in the department by the beginning of the 2021 fiscal year, which starts Sept. 1.

Standings - AL Central

Teams W L Pct GB L10 Stk
MIN 101 61 .623 - 8-2 L1
CLE 93 69 .574 8.0 4-6 L5
CHW 72 89 .447 28.5 7-3 W1
KC 59 103 .364 42.0 3-7 W1
DET 47 114 .292 53.5 2-8 L1

Team Leaders - Hitting

Name Total
AVG Whit Merrifield .302
HR Jorge Soler 48
RBI Jorge Soler 117
R Whit Merrifield 105
SB Adalberto Mondesi 43
RC Jorge Soler 116.9
OBP Jorge Soler .354
SLG Jorge Soler .569
OPS Jorge Soler .922

Team Leaders - Pitching

Name Total
W Jakob Junis 9
K Jakob Junis 164
IP Jakob Junis 175.1
QS Danny Duffy 14
SV Ian Kennedy 30
ERA Brad Keller 4.19
WHIP Kenny Diekroeger -

Team Rankings - Hitting

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
R 691 4 14
AVG .247 4 11
SLG 0.401 4 14
OBP .309 4 13
HR 162 4 14
SB 117 1 2

Team Rankings - Pitching

Total AL Rank MLB Rank
W 59 4 13
ERA 5.18 4 13
WHIP 1.478 5 15
K/9 7.77 5 14
BAA 0.273 4 14
SLG 0.456 4 10
OBP .348 5 15

Latest Game - Sep 29, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIN (101-61) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
KC (59-103) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 5 9 0

W: Kennedy (3-2) L: Graterol  (1-1)

MIN - HR: Cave (8) , Castro (13) , Cron (25)

KC - HR: Soler (48)

Player News

Hunter Dozier 3B: Dozier was diagnosed with a... Jul 8, 10:22PM

Adalberto Mondesi SS: Royals manager Mike Matheny... Jul 8, 9:21AM

Ryan O'Hearn 1B: O'Hearn tested positive for... Jul 7, 4:30PM

Brad Keller SP: Keller tested positive for... Jul 7, 4:20PM

Matt Reynolds 2B: The Royals placed Reynolds on... Jul 6, 12:30PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Hunter Dozier 3B Hand Day-to-Day 2020/07/10
Brad Keller SP Illness Day-to-Day 2020/07/24
Ryan O'Hearn 1B Illness Day-to-Day 2020/07/24
Salvador Perez C Illness 10-day IL 2020/07/24

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2020/07/09 Oscar Hernandez C   Signed to a Minor League Contract
2020/07/04 Salvador Perez C  Placed on 10-Day IL (COVID-19)
2020/06/28 Eric Skoglund SP   Outrighted to Minors

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Sep 29 Minnesota W, 5-4 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Sep 28 Minnesota L, 4-3 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Sep 27 Minnesota L, 6-2 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Sep 25 Atlanta L, 10-2 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Sep 24 Atlanta W, 9-6 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Fri, Jul 24 @Cleveland 7:10PM EDT Preview
Sat, Jul 25 @Cleveland 5:10PM EDT Preview
Sun, Jul 26 @Cleveland 1:10PM EDT Preview
Mon, Jul 27 @Detroit 7:10PM EDT Preview
Tue, Jul 28 @Detroit 7:10PM EDT Preview