Marlins preparing ballpark for Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian churned toward the east coast of the Florida on Thursday, Marlins officials were preparing their ballpark for the possibility that the storm will impact Miami.

Notably, the Marlins will leave three roof panels slightly open during the storm to prevent lift. The roof needs to be opened before tropical-storm force winds arrive.

Hurricane Irma damaged about 6% of the roof membrane in 2017, the Miami Herald reported.

Miami is scheduled to play its next home game next Friday, and the severity of the hurricane could impact that three-game series with the Royals.

Injury report: Dodgers infielder Max Muncy, hit on the right wrist by a pitch Wednesday, isn’t expected to return before early next week, the Los Angeles Times reported. … Boston left-hander David Price, sidelined since Aug. 8 because of a cyst on his wrist, will be activated from the injured list Sunday for a start against the Angels.

Briefly: Former Giants reliever George Kontos, who had been pitching at Triple-A Fresno, was released by the Nationals. … Former A’s reliever Danny Coulombe has opted out of his minor-league deal with the Brewers. … The Blue Jays released right-hander Nick Kingham, who was designated for assignment Sunday.

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