Sports at a glance
Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus.
He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and except for the distinction of becoming the first of what now is five players and two caddies who have tested positive since the PGA Tour returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
He lost his sense of smell, a sensation he described as “gnarly,” but said that is coming back. And perhaps the strangest sensation is being at a golf resort without playing golf.
He remains in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, as the PGA Tour has moved on to Connecticut.
Pirates sign No. 4 pick
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday they’ve signed right-handed pitcher Jack Hartman, the club’s fourth-round selection in the 2020 MLB draft.
The 21-year-old Hartman went 1-0 with four saves, a 3.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances as a senior this past season at Appalachian State University, where he became the fourth-highest player selected in the draft in the program’s history.
“Jack hasn’t been pitching for very long but already shows very promising stuff with a fastball/slider combination that we believe has a chance to be very effective at the professional level,” Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington said. “He’s a strong, physical pitcher with strong character and work ethic. We look forward to working with Jack in a Pirates uniform.”
During his first season with Appalachian State in 2019, Hartman had 26 strikeouts in 21.2 innings over 20 appearances. Prior to pitching for Appalachian State, he played for the College of Central Florida in 2018.
From Mirror, wire reports