Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo Caption: left to right CCE Executive Director, Emily Reynolds; Cornell Lake Erie Regional Grape Team Leader, Jennifer Russo; Field Assistant, Madonna Martin.JAMESTOWN – Local leaders are distributing hand sanitizer and face masks to area farms in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program, in conjunction with the NYS AG and Markets, have so far given away more than 600 gallons of sanitizer and over 1,000 face coverings.The supplies were provided by New York State.This program is available for farm owners to distribute to their employees and for themselves. Farm owners interested in learning more are asked to visit cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua or call 716-664-9502.
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield At this point, the best remaining free agents are Dallas Keuchel and Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Angels also could try to swing a trade for Robbie Ray, Matthew Boyd, José Quintana or David Price, each of whom would come with various issues of effectiveness, age or durability.Adding Teheran’s $9 million, the Angels’ actual payroll for 2020 is up to about $170 million, which in past years has been around their limit. Owner Arte Moreno said earlier this offseason the payroll would rise, but he didn’t say by how much.As far as the luxury tax, the Angels are currently at about $181 million, which is $27 million under the threshold.The Angels also still need to add a catcher. Ohtani is expected to be on an innings-limit, and likely not pitching more than once a week, which is further reason the Angels need to supplement their rotation with a pitcher like Teheran.Teheran, who will be 29 next month, provides the Angels with more needed durability in their rotation.Teheran has made at least 30 starts for each of the past seven years, posting a 3.64 ERA over that span. Teheran is one of only four pitchers to make 30 starts each of the last seven seasons.Last year, he had a 3.81 ERA over 174-2/3 innings. No Angels pitcher worked more than Trevor Cahill’s 102-1/3 innings last year. Andrew Heaney led the team with 18 starts.This winter, the Angels have also added durability in acquiring Dylan Bundy from the Baltimore Orioles. Bundy started 89 games in the past three years. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Julio Teheran might not be the starter that Angels fans had at the top of their wish list, but he nonetheless provides more of the durability their rotation has lacked in recent years.The Angels on Thursday reached an agreement on a one-year, $9 million deal with Teheran, although the deal is not yet final, according to a source.The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.The Angels’ rotation also got a boost on Thursday with the news that Shohei Ohtani had successfully completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, according to General Manager Billy Eppler. Ohtani will return to Japan, and in late January the Angels will announce exactly how they plan to deploy him the two-way player in 2020. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Teheran and Bundy would join a rotation that currently includes Griffin Canning, Heaney and Ohtani. They also have Patrick Sandoval, Jaime Barría and José Suarez to add depth or provide spot starts.Although it is an improvement from last year, the Angels still appear to be lacking a dependable pitcher at the front of the rotation. They missed on free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler and could not make a trade for Corey Kluber.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error