The Washington Post

CROWD WOES LINGER

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MLB reached the all-star break with an average attendance of 26,409. That represents a drop of 5.4 percent from the allstar break of 2019, the most recent season without covid-related capacity restrictio­ns.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Mariners: Optioned OF Justin Upton to Class AAA Tacoma. The veteran refused the assignment and chose to become a free agent for the second time this season. Seattle made the move after OF Kyle Lewis was activated from the injured list.

Marlins: All-star 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. is expected to miss six weeks with a stress reaction in his back.

Mets: Acquired DH Daniel Vogelbach from the Pirates in a trade for RHP Colin Holderman. Vogelbach, a left-handed hitter, is batting .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI.

White Sox: Placed OF Luis Robert on the 10-day injured list because of blurred vision.

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