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Jul 05, 2020

Yelich knows he had fortunate timing on new deal
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

Indians manager Francona favors name change
Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

White Sox, Nats each have 2 players test positive
The White Sox and Nationals announced that each have two players who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

Indians bench coach Mills opts out for family
Indians bench coach Brad Mills is opting out of the season to be with his family.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

Olney: Frank Robinson's name belongs on baseball's MVP trophy
With a legacy that goes well beyond winning the award in both leagues, Robinson is an ideal choice to replace Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

King Felix to skip 2020 because of virus concerns
Felix Hernandez, who was trying to make the Braves before spring training was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, won't pitch this season due to concerns about the virus, his agent announced on Twitter Saturday night.

ESPN MLB
Jul 05, 2020

King Felix forgoes season due to virus concerns
Felix Hernandez, who was trying to make the Braves before spring training was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, won't pitch this season due to concerns about the virus, his agent announced on Twitter Saturday night.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Brewers' Braun now more likely to play past '20
Milwaukee Brewers veteran Ryan Braun said he's now more bullish on his baseball future past this season.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was released from a hospital Saturday after taking a line drive off his head during a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. Manager Aaron Boone said Tanaka will be placed in the concussion protocol.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Sano, LeMahieu, Perez among positive cases
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu and Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez are among a host of MLB players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed Saturday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Dodgers' Price says he won't play this season
David Price said in a statement Sunday that it was in the best interest of his and his family's health not to play this season.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Ex-MLB pitcher Brummett dies in plane crash
Tyson Brummett, who pitched in one game for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012 in his lone appearances in the major leagues, was one of four people killed in a plane crash in rural Utah on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Giants' Posey still unsure if he'll opt out of season
Giants catcher Buster Posey said "there's still some reservation on my end" about playing this season and he wants to see how things progress after a new surge in coronavirus cases before making a final decision.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Tanaka hit in head by line drive, taken to hospital
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was struck in the head by a line drive during the team's training camp Saturday at Yankee Stadium. He was taken to the hospital for further testing.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Twins' Sano, Royals' Perez among positive cases
Four Twins players, including third baseman Miguel Sano, and two Red Sox pitchers were announced as having tested positive for COVID-19 as a number of teams addressed coronavirus cases among their players.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Braves give no indication if name change planned
Without saying if the team would consider changing its name, the Atlanta Braves issued a statement Saturday that it "honors, supports, and values the Native American community. That will never change."

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Freeman among four Braves to test positive
Freddie Freeman, a four-time All-Star who batted .295 last season and set career highs with 38 homers and 121 RBIs, is one of four Braves players to test positive for the coronavirus. The others are Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests -- and the first big one came Friday
Friday's release of initial COVID-19 testing numbers as training camps open is an important first step for Major League Baseball's return, but it is just the beginning.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Fantasy baseball podcast: "Sugar," Bias and structuring your 60-game fantasy season
Joon Lee talks optimism about the shortened season, Ivy League culture and the movie "Sugar."

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

Mike Trout has his doubts about the 2020 MLB season. He isn't alone
Baseball's best player is the public face of private concerns many in the game are grappling with as summer camp starts during a pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Jul 04, 2020

25 years ago, Mariano Rivera made the one great start -- yes, start -- of his Hall of Fame career
The best closer who ever lived changed the course of his career forever with eight shutout innings on Independence Day, 1995.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests -- and the first big one came today
Friday's release of initial COVID-19 testing numbers as training camps open is an important first step for Major League Baseball's return, but it is just the beginning.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Indians to examine 'best path forward' for name
The Cleveland Indians will "determine the best path forward" regarding its team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a club statement Friday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Padres OF Tommy Pham tests positive for virus
Tommy Pham, a key off-season acquisition for the Padres, tested positive for coronavirus. He's asymptomatic, GM AJ. Preller said.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

31 MLB players positive for virus after initial tests
Thirty-one players were positive for COVID-19 in Major League Baseball's first round of coronavirus testing, the league and players' union announced Friday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests -- and the first one came today
Friday's release of initial COVID-19 testing numbers as training camps open is an important first step for Major League Baseball's return, but it is just the beginning.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

antasy baseball podcast: "Sugar," Bias and structuring your 60-game fantasy season
Joon Lee talks optimism about the shortened season, Ivy League culture and the movie "Sugar."

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Rays ace Snell back to work after pay gripes
Rays ace Blake Snell said it wasn't hard to start playing again after MLB agreed to full pro-rated salaries.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Angels star Trout voices hesitation about playing
Angels superstar Mike Trout voiced hesitation about playing this season, citing his wife's pregnancy.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Catcher Castillo becomes third Nat to opt out
Catcher Wellington Castillo becomes third National to opt out, joining Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Indians: OF DeShields tests positive, doing well
Indians president of baseball operations said outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus before coming to Cleveland and is being quarantined.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Fantasy Baseball Podcast: "Sugar", Bias And Structuring Your 60-Game Fantasy Season
Joon Lee talks optimism about the shortened season, Ivy League culture, the movie Sugar and your best 2020 questions.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

WSox prospect Kopech missing start of camp
Due to a personal matter, White Sox prospect Michael Kopech is missing the start of summer camp. General manager Rick Hahn said there's no timetable for the right-hander's return.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Red Sox, Astros adapt parks for camps, season
The Red Sox and Astros are adapting their stadiums for summer camps and the upcoming season to address health and safety rules to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

22 minor league teams file insurance lawsuit
The number of minor league baseball teams filing lawsuits against insurance companies over rejections of business interruption claims has reached 22.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Angels star Trout still uncomfortable with playing
Angels superstar Mike Trout says he's still uncomfortable with playing this season, citing his wife's pregnancy.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

MLB cancels '20 ASG; Dodgers to host in '22
Major League Baseball has canceled the 2020 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, which will now host the 2022 Midsummer Classic.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests -- and the first big one comes today
Friday's expected release of initial COVID-19 testing numbers as training camps open is an important first step for Major League Baseball's return, but it is just the beginning.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

100 reasons why baseball can never truly destroy itself
It has been 100 days since what was supposed to be Opening Day. Here are 100 reasons to remind you why you loved it in the first place.

ESPN MLB
Jul 03, 2020

Baseball gave us plenty of reasons to despise it, but here are 100 reasons it's OK to still love it
It has been 100 days since what was supposed to be Opening Day. Here are 100 reasons to remind you why you loved it in the first place.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Phillies place 4 on injured list without listing why
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

MLBPA doubles investments ahead of bargaining
The Major League Baseball Players Association is loading up on cash and investments ahead of bargaining with the league.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto
All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption on Thursday to work out at Rogers Centre.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Baseball is back -- and we have the video to prove it
Gerrit Cole throwing BP to Aaron Judge at Yankee Stadium, as well as other ballplayers working out together, is a sight for sore eyes.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

No. 3 pick Meyer gets $6.7M bonus from Marlins
Pitcher Max Meyer, who had a 2.07 career ERA with 187 strikeouts in 148 innings at the University of Minnesota, got a $6.7 million signing bonus with the Marlins and could potentially crack the starting rotation this season.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Current N.Y. rules prohibits fans from stadiums
Current New York guidelines would prohibit fans from attending professional sporting events or even congregating outside stadiums.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Hitting coach Davis will not attend Mets workouts
Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will not attend the team's preseason workouts with training sessions set to begin on Friday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Cubs' Quintana hurt washing dishes, has surgery
Cubs left-hander

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Here's who would have won MVP after 60 games in every recent MLB season
Just how often does the best player for the first two months dominate the whole season? Here's what the past decade tells us.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Tigers first MLB team to partner with bookmaker
The Tigers became the first MLB team to form a partnership with a bookmaker.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

Searching for 2020 MLB season's surprise contenders
With the schedule reduced to 60 games, anything can happen. Here are some off-the-radar teams that could make the playoffs.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

When Major League Baseball turns into a family get-together
Baseball connects generations. The Griffeys hit back-to-back homers. The Bonds hit more than 1,000 home runs. The Biggios hit for the cycle. The Boones ... well, the whole family, it seems, played in the majors.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

60-game MVPs for every recent season and big 2020 names to watch
Just how often does the best player for the first two months dominate the whole season? Here's what the past decade tells us.

ESPN MLB
Jul 02, 2020

These World Series champs would have missed the playoffs in a 60-game season
Last year's Nationals would have missed out on a title under the format MLB will use this season.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Landis' name on MLB plaques will be discussed
The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Reports: Cards replace Yanks for Field of Dreams
The Yankees are not scheduled to face the White Sox during the 60-game season, so the Cardinals will reportedly be the new opponent for Chicago in the Field of Dreams game Aug. 13 in Dyersville, Iowa.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Cubs pitching coach details emotional virus fight
Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy, 38, was emotional in detailing his fight against the coronavirus. "If my journey through this helps one person ... then I want my story to be heard," he said.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Mexico cancels baseball season over pandemic
For the first time in almost a century, Mexico has canceled its professional baseball season, the Mexican Baseball League announced Wednesday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Here's what you need to know as baseball finally resumes
Spring training 2.0 ... or summer camp? No matter what you call it, baseball's road back to the field starts today. Here's what you need to get up to speed.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Family of Dodgers' Toles just glad he's alive
The family of Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles is just glad he's alive after his arrest in Florida.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Royals program offers fan cutouts for stands
The Royals are offering fans the chance to but a plastic cutout of themselves to be displayed in the stands.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Here's why the Mets still pay Bobby Bonilla $1.19 million today ... and every July 1 through 2035
Bobby Bo hasn't called Queens home since 1999, but today he'll receive a hefty check from his former employer. Here's what you need to know about Bonilla's unusual annual payday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

2020 MLB shortened fantasy baseball season FAQ
Answering your questions about how ESPN Fantasy baseball will work with the 60-game MLB season.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Rookies who need to play this season
With a 60-game season, there's no time to mess with service time or innings limits.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

What to watch for in Summer Camp
As major league teams get ready to open up their training camps in the hopes of finally starting the 2020 season, Eric Karabell examines what fantasy managers should be looking out for over the next two weeks.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

How MLB's shortened season will impact prospects on the bubble
Young players could have more opportunities in 2020.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

Everything you need to know as MLB's 2020 season restart begins
Spring training 2.0 ... or Summer Camp? No matter what you call it, baseball's road back to the field starts today. Here's what you need to get up to speed.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

It's Bobby Bonilla Day! Why Mets pay him $1.19 million today and every July 1
Bobby Bo hasn't called Queens home since 1999, but today he'll receive a hefty check from his former employer. Here's what you need to know about Bonilla's unusual annual payday.

ESPN MLB
Jul 01, 2020

All the strange things that happen when position players pitch
Usually when a position player takes the mound it's because something weird has already happened. Then he pitches and things get even weirder.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Rockies GM backs Desmond's decision to skip '20
Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Key questions as minor league baseball officially cancels 2020 season
The news that minor league baseball won't be played this year is official. Here's what we know about what it means for the future of the farm leagues.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Introducing ESPN's greatest all-time college baseball team
The fans have spoken. The players on ESPN's Greatest All-Time Baseball Team are official. Here's who made the cut.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

MLB teams can't ID players who test positive
MLB teams are not required -- or allowed -- to divulge the names of any player who tests positive for the coronavirus, both Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Cubs GM Jed Hoyer said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Ohtani set to resume 2-way role with Angels
After serving only as a designated hitter in 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Shohei Ohtani will resume a two-way role with the Angels this season, general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Tuesday. Ohtani will likely pitch one game a week.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Baseball's minor leagues cancel 2020 season
Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Tigers give $8.4M deal to No. 1 pick Torkelson
The Tigers agreed to a contract with No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson and will add him to their player pool for the abbreviated 2020 season.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Probe opened as Las Vegas bettors exploit error
Nevada Gaming is investigating an apparent error by BetMGM that allowed bettors to wager on international baseball games that had already started.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Yankees optimistic about health of Judge, others
Yankees GM Brian Cashman is optimistic Aaron Judge, James Paxton, Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton will be ready to play in time for the season opener on July 23.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Orioles sign No. 2 pick Kjerstad to $5.2M bonus
No. 2 overall draft pick Heston Kjerstad, who batted .448 with six homers and 20 RBIs over 16 games as a junior with Arkansas this year, has signed with the Orioles and will receive a $5.2 million signing bonus.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Rockies' Desmond: Baseball is failing minorities
Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, who is opting out of playing this season, says baseball is "failing" in helping minorities, especially children, to play and advance in the sport.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques
A number of former baseball MVPs say it is time to take Kennesaw Mountain Landis' name off the plaque because of his racist past.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

'Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork'
His career was short, but it was dominant. "No one," Frank Robinson said, "could hit that man."

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Inside the rise of MLB's Ivy League culture: Stunning numbers and a question of what's next
Baseball's front offices have embraced analytics in the 21st century. Diversity? Not so much.

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

MLB Stock Watch: How much has changed for all 30 teams since we saw them last
Teams are coming back for a 60-game sprint of a season. How much has baseball's 100-day interruption shaken up expectations?

ESPN MLB
Jun 30, 2020

Rockies OF Desmond opting out, citing high risk
Ian Desmond will opt out of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies outfielder announced Monday.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Sources: MLB looking to curtail umpires' travel
Major League Baseball is looking at numerous possibilities, including having its umpires work a team's entire homestand, in order to limit the umpires' travel requirements, when play begins next month amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Marlins agree to terms with No. 3 pick Meyer
No. 3 overall draft pick Max Meyer, a right-hander from the University of Minnesota, has agreed to terms with the Marlins and is expected to be added to the 60-man player pool this week.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Mets hoping Cespedes can contribute in DH role
Mets general manager Brodie van Wagenen said Monday that he's hopeful Yoenis Cespedes, who has played in just 38 games since 2017, is able to contribute as a designated hitter this season.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Yankees' Aroldis Chapman buys Jeep lined with Kevlar for $150K
The Yankees closer could be arriving to camp in style with his custom-made, six-wheel ride, which is coated with black Kevlar.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Giants prospect Bishop out after testing positive
San Francisco Giants minor leaguer Hunter Bishop has tested positive for the coronavirus, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Monday..

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Nats' Zimmerman won't play in '20, citing family
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the 2020 season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

D-backs' Leake opts out of playing 2020 season
Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent said in a statement Monday, becoming the first known MLB player to opt out.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Ontario finalizing plans for Jays to play at home
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that Major League Baseball is close to winning approval for the Toronto Blue Jays to play at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Mets add Cabrera, Beckham, Strickland to roster
The New York Mets have added outfielder Melky Cabrera, infielder Gordon Beckham and right-hander Hunter Strickland to their roster.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Source: Virus fears lead Twins to sit two coaches
The Twins aren't allowing coaches Bob McClure and Bill Evers to work games this season due to concerns related to the coronavirus, a source confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

MLB prospects to watch from each team's 60-man pool
Some of the game's biggest prospects, such as Wander Franco and Jo Adell, will be in MLB camps this week. Here's who to watch on every team.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Baseball's Black pioneers given 'Tip of the Cap'
After a planned celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues was shelved because of the pandemic, it moved to an online campaign called "Tip Your Cap," drawing tributes from presidents, leaders, entertainers and athletes.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Black-and-blue marks, nausea and all the other fun parts of being hit by a pitch
How bad is it to be hit by a pitch in the majors? Let Mark Reynolds explain: "When you see a guy bending over at home plate [after being hit], he is making sure everything is still there.''

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

Inside the regimented, raucous culture of Japanese baseball
The documentary "Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams," premiering Monday on ESPN, chronicles the tournament that made stars out of Shohei Ohtani and Yusei Kikuchi.

ESPN MLB
Jun 29, 2020

'Summer is over before it even began': Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.
A retiring coach, a player who lost his senior year, a prospective scout and the voice of the College World Series on the emptiness of a season that wasn't.

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