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MLB Rumors: Rob Manfred warns MLBPA of possible season shutdown

MLB Rumors: Rob Manfred warns MLBPA of possible season shutdown

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is in danger of being canceled.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association director Tony Clark if the sport doesn't improve its handling of the coronavirus, the season could be shut down, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Friday.


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Passan notes “multiple players briefed on the call fear that season could be shut down as soon as Monday if positive tests jump or if players continue not to strictly abide by the league’s protocols,”

Manfred's warning comes at a time in which MLB is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak across the league. Over the last week, 18 Miami Marlins players and two coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 leading to all Marlins games being postponed until Sunday at the earliest.

Due to several positive tests in other organizations, 20 percent of the league's teams had their games postponed on Friday.

MLB is expected to conclude its investigation into the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak within the next two days.

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

Red Sox vs. Yankees highlights: Alex Verdugo homers, but Sox lose fifth straight

FINAL SCORE: New York Yankees 10, Boston Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: Alex Verdugo hit a solo home run, but the Red Sox couldn't get anything else going against Gerrit Cole on Friday night as Boston dropped Game 1 of its series in the Bronx. Sox opener Colten Brewer allowed four hits and three walks for two runs in 2.2 innings, and Ryan Brasier allowed three runs in relief including a bomb off the bat of Gary Sanchez.

Dylan Covey and Brandon Workman didn't fare any better as they allowed three and two runs respectively in the late innings.

Friday night's loss marked the Red Sox's fifth straight defeat.

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 6-14

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HIGHLIGHTS

Torres gives Yanks early lead

Verdugo takes Cole deep

Sanchez launches one off Brasier

Frazier piles it on

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Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts' daughter has adorable reaction to his 3-home run game

Mookie Betts gave the Boston Red Sox a reminder of what they've been missing with a historic performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Betts crushed three home runs vs. the San Diego Padres for the sixth three-homer performance of his career, tying the MLB record.

The real star, though? That would be Betts' daughter, Kynlee. The 27-year-old shared an adorable video of Kynlee reacting to his home runs, and it's the most adorable thing you'll watch all day.

"My daughter Kynlee is watching me, I have no other choice but to wake up everyday and give it my all!" Betts captioned the Instagram video.

Watch below:


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It doesn't get any better than that.

Betts entered Friday night slashing .319/.380/.694 with seven homers through 19 games with L.A. Meanwhile, the hapless Red Sox are coming off an embarrassing 17-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and a four-game series sweep.