Dan Santaromita

MLB extends temporary financial support for minor leaguers

MLB extends temporary financial support for minor leaguers

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Major League Baseball has had to work through a number of logistical issues with no games taking place.

The owners and the MLB Players Association worked through a number of details on the major league level last week. Now, they have filtered some decisions down to the minors, as well.

MLB announced on Tuesday that minor league players will continue to be paid through the end of May. All players will continue to receive medical benefits.


Previously, MLB had provided interim support through April 8, which was the original starting date for the minor league season.

Baseball insiders Jeff Passan and Bob Nightengale had some insight as to what this means.


Minor leaguers don’t make big bucks, but this keeps a cash flow going to those players.


Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the White Sox easily on your device.

Anthony Rizzo rewatches Rajai Davis home run from Game 7 of 2016 World Series

Anthony Rizzo rewatches Rajai Davis home run from Game 7 of 2016 World Series

With no live sports taking place, re-airing and rewatching classic games has become a new trend.

Last week, MLB Network aired Games 5 through 7 of the 2016 World Series. Anthony Rizzo was one of those to watch and it gave him some eerie flashbacks.

One of the big moments in Game 7 was Rajai Davis’ two-run home run in the eighth inning that tied the game. Davis blasted an Aroldis Chapman fastball over the left field wall on the seventh pitch of the at-bat. At the time, it was obviously a huge momentum swing.

Despite knowing the ending, Rizzo was screaming at his TV like any other fan rewatching that game.

“When Davis hits the homer, I’m standing there in the kitchen and I’m just like, ‘Throw the slider!’” Rizzo said on Monday’s Kap & Company radio show on ESPN 1000. “He hits it, and I swear I got the same numb chills feeling that I did playing at first base. It was cool to see all that because I really haven’t seen much of it as far as live. I might go back and watch [them] all and start from the DS.”

Of course, Rizzo probably wouldn’t be able to watch that play if the Cubs didn’t go on to win in extra innings.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs easily on your device.

Tim Anderson introduces his family in fun starting lineup-style hype video

timanderson.png
USA TODAY

Tim Anderson introduces his family in fun starting lineup-style hype video

We’re all looking for ways to kill time during quarantine. White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson involved his family in a fun way to keep everyone entertained.

On his Instagram, Anderson posted a video where he served as the PA announcer to intro and hype his own family as a starting lineup.


The famous Bulls’ intro song, “Sirius” by The Alan Parsons Project, is playing in the background as Anderson starts it off.

“Introducing the starting lineup for the awesome Andersons,” he said.

He intros both of his daughters, his wife and even the family dog.

If Anderson can’t be on the baseball field right now, at least he can spend more quality time with his family.

Click here to download the new MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the White Sox easily on your device.