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DraftKings Live DFS News for Saturday, July 4

DK Live provides immediate news updates and top of the line analysis relevant to your DraftKings fantasy teams.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price (33) throws live batting practice during spring training at Camelback Ranch in February. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Below, DK Live provides a live report of today’s most noteworthy DFS news. This article will be updated in real-time throughout the day to provide immediate news updates and top of the line analysis relevant to your DraftKings fantasy teams.

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7:45 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Yankees 2B/3B DJ LeMahieu has tested positive for COVID-19

According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, the two players tested positive before arriving in New York. An All-Star a year ago, LeMahieu proved to be one of the best offseason signings prior to the 2019 season on a two-year deal worth $24 million. He ended up having a career year with a 136 wRC+ and also saw an uptick in power, finishing with a career-best 26 homers. If LeMahieu is able to replicate that sort of output this year, he will be in line for a big payday in the offseason. — Greg Ehrenberg


4:43 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) David Price has decided to opt out of the 2020 season

The Dodgers won’t have David Price in their rotation for the abbreviated season after the 34-year-old lefty announced on Saturday that he will not play. He said that he feels it is in the best interest of his health and his family’s health for him to not play this season. Price was traded to the Dodgers as part of the Mookie Betts trade and was expected to be a key part of their rotation. He is still under contract for two more years in Los Angeles and plans to return next season. His absence will open up a spot in the Dodgers’ starting rotation behind Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw. Alex Wood and Julio Urías are also expected to start while Dustin May, Ross Stripling, Tony Gonsolin and Jimmy Nelson are now candidates to join in. — Zach Thompson


4:29 p.m. ET (GOLF) Brooks Koepka, Nick Watney in field for Workday Charity Open; Tiger Woods still out

After sitting out the past two weeks’ events on the PGA Tour after his caddie tested positive for COVID-19, Koepka is planning on teeing it up in next week’s Workday Charity Open, the first of back-to-back PGA Tour events at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The event will replace the John Deere Classic, which was canceled, and take place the week before the Memorial Tournament. Tiger Woods has not committed to the Workday and is not expected to play, although he could return for the Memorial the following week. Koepka will be joined in the field by his brother, Chase Koepka, on a sponsor exemption and Nick Watney, who is also expected to make his return after missing several events after testing positive for COVID-19. — Zach Thompson


4:13 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Buster Posey has not ruled out opting out of upcoming season

Posey was absent from the first day of Giants workouts for personal reasons but rejoined the team today. After his workout, he said he has definitely considered opting out of the season and will see how things go the next few weeks before making a decision. He said that he doubts any player would give you a hard “I’m not going to opt out,” but he definitely left open the possibility that he would opt out if that’s what he feels is best for the health of him and his family. If Posey plays, he would definitely benefit from getting the time at DH. Aramis Garcia and Joey Bart are the other two catchers on the Giants roster. — Zach Thompson


3:52 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Masahiro Tanaka struck in the head by line drive during workout at Yankee Stadium

While throwing to Giancarlo Stanton during a simulated game today at Yankee Stadium, Tanaka was struck in the head by a comebacker to the mound. He remained on the ground for several minutes and received attention from the Yankees’ medical staff before making his way to the dugout for further treatment. He was able to walk off mostly under his own power, which is a good sign, although head injuries are always situations to monitor very carefully. Tanaka was been sent to the hospital for further evaluation and is and expected to be released tonight. He is currently in the concussion protocol. — Zach Thompson


1:59 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Miguel Sanó, Willians Astudillo have tested positive for COVID-19

Sanó and Astudillo are two of the four players in the Twins’ 60-man player pool who have tested positive for COVID-19 along with Edwar Colina and Nick Gordon. It’s unknown at this point if either of the two Major League players have experienced symptoms or will be delayed in a way that will impact their Opening Day availability. Sanó was expected to move to 1B this season with Astudillo as one of his primary backups since the Twins added Josh Donaldson at 3B this offseason. They will need to get two negative tests before re-joining the team, but hopefully, they’ll return in time to be ready for the start of the season. — Zach Thompson


1:06 p.m. ET (BASKETBALL) Report: Landry Shamet has tested positive for COVID-19

We can add the Clippers’ Shamet to the list of players with positive tests, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He will need to self-isolate and get two negative tests before entering the Orlando bubble and is unlikely to travel to Disney with the rest of the team. Shamet still has enough time to get back before play resumes July 30, when the Clippers take on the Lakers, but his situation will definitely be one to monitor closely. He was averaging 27.8 minutes per game in his first season for the Clippers and offered some nice outside shooting. If he’s not up to full speed, it could result in more time for Lou Williams, Rodney McGruder and Reggie Jackson. — Zach Thompson


1:06 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Salvador Perez has tested positive for COVID-19

Perez was looking to have a strong comeback season after missing the entire 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old had been able to return for Spring Training, but will now need to self-isolate for the start of summer camp after testing positive. He is asymptomatic at this point and will likely be able to get back on track in time to be ready for Opening Day, but stay tuned for further updates to be sure of his status. Cam Gallagher is his primary backup and would get any work that if Perez is limited. — Zach Thompson


12:46 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Carter Kieboom expected to start at 3B for the Nationals

Manager Davey Martinez said that as of now, the plan is for Kieboom to be the Nationa’s starting 3B. Kiemboom will have big shoes to fill, taking over for Anthony Rendon, who signed with the Angels as a free agent this offseason. Kieboom went just 5-for-39 (.128) in his 11 games in the Majors last season, although two of those hits were home runs. He hit a much better .303 in his 109 games in Triple-A with 16 home runs and a .902 OPS. He was ranked the No. 1 prospect in the Nationals’ farm system in both 2019 and 2020 by MLB Pipeline, and the No. 21 overall prospect in all of the MLB. He came up as a middle-infielder but should settle into the hot corner no problem. He’ll definitely be a prospect to watch in 2020. — Zach Thompson


12:00 p.m. ET (BASEBALL) Freddie Freeman one of four Atlanta players to test positive for COVID-19

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker announced that Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma all tested positive for COVID-19. Snitker said that Freeman has a fever and will be delayed getting into camp for “a while.” Kozma also is dealing with symptoms while Smith and Toussaint are asymptomatic. Freeman is expected to be a key part of the Braves’ offense, but his delay arriving in camp could allow Austin Riley to get more time at 1B to start the year. The addition of the DH will help the Braves keep Freeman’s bat in the lineup every day once he’s healthy. — Zach Thompson