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Apr 03, 2020

Virus likely to extend delay for Japanese baseball
The coronavirus pandemic is likely to extend the postponements of the Japanese pro baseball and soccer seasons.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

L.A.'s Turner: Once back, end extras in HR derby
Dodgers slugger Justin Turner proposes going to a home run derby to end games tied after 10 innings this season.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

LA's Turner: Once back, end extras with HR derby
Dodgers slugger Justin Turner proposes going to a home run derby to end games tied after 10 innings this season.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Ex-Angels, Cards All-Star Edmonds OK after virus
Former Angels. Cardinals slugger Jim Edmonds said he's symptom-free after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

For rent: 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, only title winners allowed
It's the house The Captain built and now the G.O.A.T. rents it. But will Derek Jeter charge Tom Brady the estimated $44,000 rent?

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Source: Brady rents Jeter's waterfront mansion
New Bucs QB Tom Brady has rented the 30,000-square-foot home belonging to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter on Davis Islands, located just a short drive from the NFL team's facility.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Farmer, White Sox All-Star and broadcaster, dies
Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died at age 70.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Sources: Astros bans end in '20 even if no games
Because AJ Hinch's and Jeff Luhnow's suspensions are tied to the end of the 2020 postseason rather than a specific number of games, MLB will view them as having served their discipline this year no matter what, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Ichiro's love of hamburgers, math and his bats
Ichiro Suzuki enjoyed one of America's staple meals. He could figure out an equation in seconds. And he never, ever threw his bat -- ever.

ESPN MLB
Apr 02, 2020

Dodgers trainer to stream workouts for idle fans
Brandon McDaniel, the Dodgers' director of player performance, will stream 30-minute workouts through the team's social media outlets to help fans stay in shape during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

Giants pledge additional $700K to game-day staff
The San Francisco Giants' owners and executives are pledging an additional $700,000 in personal donations to support game-day employees who aren't working with the baseball season postponed because of the coronavirus.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

Choo donating funds to Rangers minor leaguers
Veteran Shin-Soo Choo is giving $1,000 each to about 190 players in the Rangers' farm system.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

Choo gifting funds to Rangers minor leaguers
Veteran Shin-Soo Choo is giving $1,000 each to 191 players in the Rangers' farm system.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

DirecTV to carry Dodgers games on SportsNet LA
DirecTV has reached a deal to carry the Los Angeles Dodgers' network, SportsNet LA.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

MLB cancels Cubs-Cards London series in June
MLB has canceled the London series between the Cubs and Cardinals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Apr 01, 2020

How Phil Niekro tossed his brother aside in his 300th win
The idea was for Phil Niekro and his brother, Joe, to both pitch on the day Phil was going to win his 300th game. But once Phil had a chance to make history, he scrapped the plan.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Orioles' Davis expects to return to spring form
Coming off three frustrating seasons, Orioles slugger Chris Davis was having a strong spring training until the coronavirus pandemic brought things to a standstill. He said Tuesday he's confident he'll return strong whenever baseball resumes.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Toronto official: Ban doesn't include pro teams
Toronto's cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Fiancee: A's minor league manager on ventilator
Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator due to the coronavirus, according to his fiancee.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Rob Mendez ready to make his next move
After winning the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2019 ESPYS, Rob Mendez enjoyed a life of travel and fame. Now he's (almost) ready to explore new opportunities, possibly with the NFL.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

From Mays to Trout: What lost career time means for the legacies of MLB greats
As the COVID-19 shutdown keeps today's biggest stars off the field, here's what Willie Mays, Ted Williams and other Hall of Famers show us about how it could alter baseball history.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Report: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during hiatus
Under the terms of the deal, major league teams are combining to give $170 million in advance pay to players on 40-man rosters, injured lists and outright assignments to the minor leagues.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Andrews temporarily suspends TJ surgeries
Dr. James Andrews will adhere to an executive order by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and not perform Tommy John surgery at his facility in the state until "medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery" is allowed.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

MLB to pay minor leaguers weekly until May 31
Major League Baseball will continue to pay its minor league players $400 per week through at least May 31 or until the start of the minor league season.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

The truth about Jordan's MLB prospects: 'I swear, he was going to the majors'
Fans couldn't be more wrong to look upon Michael Jordan and conclude that his baseball career was a bust.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Viewers guide: Mike Piazza, Mets help New York heal post-9/11
The first of a series of classic MLB games on ESPN is a memorable, emotional night at Shea Stadium shortly after the 2001 attacks in New York City.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

Full lineup of classic games, how to watch, more
Starting Tuesday, ESPN will air memorable games of the past 25 years, with more available on ESPN .

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

When Michael Jordan went to the minors and cheated at Yahtzee
Michael Jordan tried his hand at baseball. He wasn't the best player, but he was still the most competitive -- going so far as to find creative ways to take manager Terry Francona's money.

ESPN MLB
Mar 31, 2020

The truth about Michael Jordan's MLB prospects: 'I swear, he was going to the majors'
Nowadays, fans look upon Michael Jordan's foray into another sport 26 years ago as a whim and conclude that his baseball career was a bust. They could not be more wrong.

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

Nats' spring facility latest to convert to testing site
The Nationals' spring facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, is the latest sports venue to be repurposed into a coronavirus testing site.

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

Red Sox's Sale undergoes Tommy John surgery
Red Sox ace Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm.

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

Players worried as MLB eyes compressed season
As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raises a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport.

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

Tom Brady move adds new wrinkle to Boston-Tampa Bay rivalry
Although Brady's Bucs won't face the Patriots in 2020, there has been enough acrimony in other sports to support a rivalry.

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

How to watch classic games on ESPN's MLB Encore Tuesdays
To help you get your baseball fix, ESPN will air some of the most memorable games of the past 25 years, with more classics available on ESPN .

ESPN MLB
Mar 30, 2020

That time Dwight Gooden taught Roger Clemens it's OK to throw hard
Dwight Gooden, when he arrived in the majors, was scary good. So good, in fact, that when Roger Clemens got in the batter's box against him, Clemens learned something important about pitching.

ESPN MLB
Mar 29, 2020

Two Cubs employees test positive for COVID-19
Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

ESPN MLB
Mar 29, 2020

Of Cy Young, Big Klu and Le Grande Orange
How good was Cy Young? Well, the award is named after him. But maybe you didn't know that Ted Kluszewski cut off the sleeves of his uniform or Rusty Staub was such a good cook he took pots and pans on road trips.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

'We're going to learn from this': MLB managers on coping with the pandemic
Dave Martinez, Kevin Cash, Joe Girardi and others talk about connecting with their players, missing baseball and enjoying some extra family time.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

Olney: Syndergaard case an example of complex financial decisions to come
The timing of the talented righty's surgery combined with the looming economic hit that teams will face illustrates the muddied waters ahead.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

Boras: MLB draft limits send 'wrong message'
With MLB having discretion to cut the draft to five rounds this year and 20 rounds in 2021 -- as well as deferring bonuses through 2022 -- agent Scott Boras believes baseball "should keep the status quo" and is sending the wrong message to amateurs.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

Joy Kurkjian's birthday, and how she almost cost her son a homer
Joy Kurkjian turns 96 years old. She went to every game her sons played. She almost turned one of her kid's homers into a double.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

Joy Kurkjian's birthday, and how she almost her son a homer
Joy Kurkjian turns 96 years old. She went to every game her sons played. She almost turned one of her kid's homers into a double.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

'What even is that pitch?' An oral history of Kerry Wood's 20-K day
Wood, Craig Biggio and others look back to when the Cubs phenom tied the single-game strikeout record.

ESPN MLB
Mar 28, 2020

The best pitching performance ever for all 30 teams
From 20-strikeout outings to unforgettable no-nos, we look at the best gem ever thrown by each franchise and try to predict who could top it.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

What the MLB deal with players means for 2020 season and beyond
From salaries to resuming play, and its impact on the draft and the minors, answering how the agreement will shape the game's future.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

MLB, union agree on stipulations for return
The season won't start until experts agree games would not pose a health risk and travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings are lifted, though the idea of playing in empty stadiums can be revisited, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

Fantasy Insights: Rays hope all the pieces fit
Eric Karabell's thoughts on the Tampa Bay Rays' fantasy outlook for 2020.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

Source: Syndergaard TJ surgery a success
Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has Tommy John surgery on Thursday and is expected to return some time in the 2021 season, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

The inside story of the first MLB player traded during the coronavirus pandemic
For Red Sox minor leaguer Jhonny Pereda, who herds cattle in the offseason to pay his bills, this is no novelty. It's scary.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

Fantasy baseball: How to mock draft like a pro
Whether you're new to fantasy baseball or a grizzled veteran, mock drafting today can make the difference between winning and losing. Here's how to make the most of each mock.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

At 49, straight from prison, Pete Rose could still hit
Pete Rose bet on baseball. He also went to prison for tax evasion. The day he got out, he went directly to the batting cage.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

How to watch Strikeout Saturday: Classic 20-K games on ESPN
Watch four great pitching performances on ESPN's "Strikeout Saturday," featuring Max Scherzer, Kerry Wood and more.

ESPN MLB
Mar 27, 2020

From simulations to old broadcasts: How to fill the void without baseball
We sure could use a ballgame to take our minds off all that's going on these days. But with that impossible, here are some fulfilling alternatives.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

'The Rookie' and six other memorable real-life MLB debut stories
The improbable story of Jim Morris' trip to the majors made for quite a movie, but there are others who were old-timers when they first made it to The Show.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Sources: MLB, MLBPA agree to deal on stoppage
If there is no season in 2020, players will still get full service time. Meaning players such as Mookie Betts would still be free agents in November.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Ex-Astros star Wynn, 3-time All-Star, dies at 78
Jimmy Wynn, the 5-foot-9 former Astros slugger in the 1960s and '70s who made three All-Star teams, died Thursday in Houston. He was 78.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

MLB home run derby rewatch party: Join the fun here and on ESPN2
We're celebrating what would have been Opening Day with a Home Run Derby Classics marathon, so we asked our MLB reporters to relive the long ball excitement from 2019, '18, '17 and '15 all over again.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Fanatics moving from baseball to medical gear
MLB and Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin have announced plans to use baseball jersey fabric to make at least 1 million masks and hospital gowns to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

#OpeningDayAtHome: MLB stars share thoughts with fans on day baseball didn't begin
With the coronavirus putting their season on hold, baseball's best opened up on social media.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

White Sox option top pitching prospect Kopech
The 23-year-old right-hander missed last season after having Tommy John surgery in September 2018, but he hit triple digits during spring training this year.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Former Braves owner Bartholomay dies at 91
Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, who moved the franchise from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966 to become Major League Baseball's first team in the South, has died. He was 91.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

MLB home run derby rewatch party: Join the fun here
We celebrated what would have been Opening Day with a Home Run Derby Classics marathon, so we asked our MLB reporters to relive the long ball excitement from 2019, '18, '17 and '15 all over again.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

The best behind-the-scenes MLB moments we ever saw
Our reporters take you inside the dugouts and clubhouses with their favorite stories away from the limelight.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Calhoun cleared for activity after fastball to face
Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun, who was hit in the face by a fastball from Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias on March 8, has recovered from a broken jaw and has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Sources: MLB draft likely July, may be shortened
The Major League Baseball draft is increasingly likely to happen in July, although it could be shortened and include bonus deferrals, sources told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Yankees, Dodgers on top: World Series odds for all 30 MLB teams
The Dodgers and Yankees are co-favorites to win the World Series. Here are the divisional, pennant and World Series odds for all 30 MLB teams.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Kurkjian's baseball fix: Can you please spell 'Zastryzny' again, please?
All his life, Rob Zastryzny has had to listen to and watch people butcher his name. From lineup cards to public address announcers ... what a mess.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Web gems and then some: The best defensive plays we ever saw
From home run robberies to infield artistry, our baseball reporters recall their favorite displays of golden glove work.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

'We have to stay connected': Anthony Rizzo on missing Opening Day
The Cubs star offers advice about staying active and helping others during these trying circumstances.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

It would have been Opening Day on March 26, so we ranked every MLB team
Unfortunately there is no action in the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

It would have been Opening Day today, so we ranked every MLB team
Unfortunately there is no action in the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Today-would-have-been-Opening Day MLB Power Rankings
Unfortunately there is no action in the field, but we're still sizing up where all 30 teams stand on the day they would have been playing ball.

ESPN MLB
Mar 26, 2020

Manfred pledges to weave baseball into recovery
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking on the eve of what would have been Opening Day, said he's hopeful baseball can begin preparing for a season at some point in May but will work with experts before determining its exact return.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

SoFi Stadium construction continues within rules
The statewide "Safe at Home" guidelines in California allow for construction of the future home of the Rams and Chargers to continue, and the work in Inglewood is ongoing.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Stubhub furloughs employees amid pandemic
The ticketing giant Stubhub has begun furloughing employees and similar websites are also facing financial challenges due to events being canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Stars around globe lend support to medical world
Sports figures from around the globe have given money, protective equipment, messages of support and even food to medical professionals and hospitals as staffs work overtime to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Fans can partake of MLB classics on Opening Day
With the MLB season delayed until at least mid-May because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are a variety of classic programs being offered for baseball fans on what was supposed to be Opening Day on Thursday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Jays GM floats 7-inning twin bills to cram season
Seven-inning doubleheaders could be a way for big league teams to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins suggests.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Jays GM floats 7-inning twinbills to cram season
Seven-inning doubleheaders could be a way for big league teams to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins suggests.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

How to watch Strikeout Saturday: Classic 20 K games on ESPN
Watch four great pitching performances on ESPN's "Strikeout Saturday," featuring Max Scherzer, Kerry Wood and more.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

The best MLB prospects we have ever seen
Our writers share their first impressions of Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and others destined for big things before they made the majors.

ESPN MLB
Mar 25, 2020

Sources: MLB, union weighing restart variables
Major League Baseball is grappling with a number of key issues related to its delayed season that could come to a head over the next few days, sources familiar with the dealings told ESPN.

ESPN MLB
Mar 24, 2020

Red Sox minor leaguer tests positive for virus
A Boston Red Sox minor league player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced on Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 24, 2020

Syndergaard joins growing list of injured hard throwers in MLB
Thor tantalizes fans with high-90s heat, but surgery could shelve him until 2021 and create questions for the Mets -- and baseball.

ESPN MLB
Mar 24, 2020

Mets' Syndergaard to have Tommy John surgery
New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery this week, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 24, 2020

The best MLB games we ever saw: Twists and turns, heroes and zeros
Game 7 masterpieces, wild comebacks, walk-off moments and cruel twists, our folks have seen it all and are here to tell their favorite tales.

ESPN MLB
Mar 24, 2020

Stanton (calf) 'ready to go,' Yanks' Boone says
Working his way back from a Grade 1 right calf strain, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is 'doing great,' during baseball's suspension, New York manager Aaron Boone said.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

The best MLB prospects we ever saw: The Kid, that swing and phenoms' feats
Our writers' share their first impressions of seeing Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and others destined for big things before they made the majors.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

Pirates pitch 400 pizzas to Pittsburgh hospitals
While the Pirates await word on when they can return to Pittsburgh amid the coronavirus pandemic, the club provided 400 pizzas from two city establishments to the workers at area hospitals on Monday.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

The 10 best Home Run Derby performances of all time
Missing the long ball while we wait for baseball to return? Here are 10 times that sluggers ruled the summer.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

If only Twitter had existed: The most meme-worthy moments ever for all 30 MLB teams
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains ... and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

The biggest one-hit wonders for every National League team
For a single season, these players raised their game to levels they had never achieved before -- or would again.

ESPN MLB
Mar 23, 2020

The biggest one-hit wonders for every American League team
From "The Bird" to "The Hammer" and the original Baby Bomber, we tell the stories of stars who burned bright but flamed out, having a brief time in the spotlight.

ESPN MLB
Mar 22, 2020

Jays prez: Month of prep needed before season
With no sign of when training camps can resume, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said he thinks MLB would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular-season play can begin.

ESPN MLB
Mar 22, 2020

Jays' prez: Month of prep needed before season
With no sign of when training camps can resume, Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says he thinks Major League Baseball would need at least a month of workouts and exhibition games before regular season play can begin.

ESPN MLB
Mar 22, 2020

Olney: MLB, union must work together in face of financial challenges
With the future of baseball and its business model cloaked in uncertainty, the league and its players will need to set their differences aside.

ESPN MLB
Mar 21, 2020

Cubs' Rachel Folden is swinging away at stigma that 'women can't coach baseball'
This offseason, the Cubs hired Rachel Folden as a hitting coach -- the same day the Yankees hired Rachel Balkovec to a similar role. It was historic because they are the first women in such roles, and because few jobs in sports are more hands-on.

ESPN MLB
Mar 20, 2020

Padres reliever Munoz has Tommy John surgery
Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andres Munoz and minor leaguer Reggie Lawson underwent Tommy John surgery Friday. Munoz made his debut in the majors last season, appearing in 22 games.

ESPN MLB
Mar 20, 2020

One player on all 30 MLB teams we should appreciate more when baseball resumes
Baseball's extended hiatus is a good reminder to give these guys some more love this season.

ESPN MLB
Mar 20, 2020

Judge: Rib improving, also had collapsed lung
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said he has fully healed from a partially collapsed lung and that there had been slight progress in his recovery from a fractured rib.

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