July 28, 2021

Optimistic Torey Lovullo Addresses the Media-diamondbacks (AZ Snakepit)

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo hosted a Zoom press conference today with the media and addressed a wide range of topics.

You can watch the entire presser here:

A quick synopsis:

· He is optimistic on the negotiations, and is not ready to throw in the towel on a deal being reached.

· He remains optimistic there will be a 2020 season and is not ready or willing to “go there with regards to considering the 2020 season being scrapped

· He has not attended the workouts. The “working coaches” who throw BP, hit groundballs, etc. need to be there as priority.

· He detailed however how the workouts are conducted and players are being kept apart. Staggered small groups taking BP on different days, 1 pitcher- 1 Catcher at a time throwing bullpens, etc.

· Most of the players are in attendance in turns.

· Nobody in the organization, players or coaches has expressed reservation or is balking about coming back.

· Starling Marte will be there with the team once they startup. He’s been working out at home and will be back at facility when required to be back.

· Will…

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