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Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement
Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.
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Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out due to COVID-19
Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about contracting the COVID-19 virus.
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Two-start pitchers to pick up
Minnesota's Randy Dobnak and Baltimore's Alex Cobb represent the best of two-start pitchers widely available in fantasy leagues.
Which MLB hot start should you buy?
Learn why Pittsburgh's Kevin Newman's hot start might be for real, and why it may be time to move on from A's slugger Khris Davis.
Stephen Strasburg to make 2020 debut Sunday
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Nationals on Sunday against the Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand.
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A’s coach apologizes for apparent Nazi salute
Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized for raising his arm during a postgame celebration in what looked like a Nazi salute.
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Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans
An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.
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Astros’ Emanuel banned 80 games for performance enhancer
Houston Astros left-hander Kent Emanuel has been banned 80 games without pay by MLB for violating the league's drug prevention and treatment plan.
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MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts
MLB is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, except for players on the field of play.
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Shohei Ohtani homers in first at-bat since pitching shutdown
Limited to the batter's box for the rest of this season, Shohei Ohtani is still helping the Los Angeles Angels.
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Pick up Angels SP Griffin Canning
Brian Anderson, Griffin Canning and potential new Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley headline D.J. Short's top fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups for this week.
Terry Francona still not managing Indians due to medical condition
Indians manager Terry Francona remains absent from the team to get rest while dealing with a gastrointestinal issue that he's battled for months.
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Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after 1 inning
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches.
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Braves place Adams, Albies on IL, reinstate Markakis
The Atlanta Braves are facing lineup changes after placing second baseman Ozzie Albies and designated hitter Matt Adams on the 10-day injured list.
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Mike Trout calls for daily virus testing in return
Mike Trout remains skeptical about completing the full baseball season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Report: MLB plans 28-man rosters through postseason
MLB and the MLBPA plan to maintain 28-man rosters through the end of the postseason amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
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Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again for Angels this year
Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.
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Cards’ Yadier Molina says he tested positive for COVID-19
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina says he's one of the players on the team who tested positive for COVID-19.
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Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles
Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon against the New York Mets.
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Marlins’ Jeter blames outbreak on ‘false sense of security’
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks.
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Seven Cardinals, six staff test positive; series at Detroit off
Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.
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Are Pearson, Madrigal must-have fantasy prospects?
The Blue Jays' Nate Pearson impressed in his MLB debut, while Nick Madrigal and Daulton Varsho offer impressive fantasy upside at the top of Chris Crawford's top MLB prospects.
Phillies COVID testing reports no new positives
The team will therefore resume its schedule against the Yankees tonight
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Multiple Cardinals positive tests expected
The latest outbreak in Major League Baseball is expected to grow worse
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Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy ‘resting comfortably’ after heart attack
Team officials said he was resting comfortably and should be out of the hospital later this week.
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Sunday’s scores and highlights
Bad news for the rest of the National League: Clayton Kershaw made his 2020 debut and looked like his old self.
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Aaron Judge homers in fifth consecutive game
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge mashed a three-run homer on Sunday, making it five consecutive games with homers. A-Rod last did it for the Yankees.
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Ryan Braun lands on 10-day IL with infected finger
Brewers DH Ryan Braun will head to the 10-day injured list due to an infected finger. He had a pair of singles and a double to start the season.
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Albert Pujols hits grand slam for career home run No. 658
Angels DH Albert Pujols swatted a grand slam Sunday afternoon to give his team the lead. It's the 658th homer of his career, two behind Willie Mays.
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Shohei Ohtani walks five as pitching struggles continue
Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani's struggles continued on the mound, walking five Astros, failing to finish the second inning on Sunday.
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Yoenis Céspedes opts out of the season
Mets OF/DH Yoenis Céspedes opts out of the 2020 season for COVID-19-related reasons, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said on Sunday.
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Tyler Alexander records 9-straight strikeouts to tie AL record
Tigers reliever Tyler Alexander tied the AL record for consecutive strikeouts by fanning the first nine Reds he faced on Sunday afternoon.
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Scott Oberg likely to miss remainder of season due to blood clots in arm
Rockies reliever Scott Oberg will likely miss the rest of the 2020 season due to blood clots in his arm. It's the third time he's dealt with the issue.
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Roberto Osuna headed back to Houston for MRI on arm
Astros closer Roberto Osuna suffered an apparent injury Saturday against the Angels. He's headed back to Houston for an MRI.
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Reds place Joey Votto on injured list, activate Anthony DeSclafani
On Sunday, the Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto on the injured list for undisclosed reasons and activated pitcher Anthony DeSclafani.
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Eduardo Rodríguez out for the year due to an inflamed heart
Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19.
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Lorenzo Cain opts out of the season
Lorenzo Cain is the 15th player to opt out this season.
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Report: 'More than five' more Cardinals players test positive for COVID
With yet another team ravaged by COVID-19, the very viability of the 2020 MLB season is in jeopardy
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Reviewing the first week of the 2020 MLB season
The first week of the season has been dominated by pandemic news, but there have been some on-the-field highs and lows as well
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Manfred warns he’ll shut the baseball season down if players aren’t more careful
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is prepared to pull the trigger if positive tests around the league increase or if players continue to not strictly follow protocols.
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New doubleheader rule is official: games will be seven innings long
Ernie Banks: "Let's play two!" MLB: "Ernie, would you settle for 1.55?"
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Jim Crane on critics of Astros sign-stealing: ‘I don’t know what else they want us to do’
The owner of the Houston Astros seems largely uninterested in mere reflection on his team's misdeeds, let alone any acceptance of responsibility for them.
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They’re gonna ship the sick Marlins back home on a bus
If the 2020 baseball season has not turned dystopian enough, we are about to have plague buses.
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Fantasy Baseball: Buy Mondesi, Lewis; sell Diaz
Rotoworld targets Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi and Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis as players to buy, and suggests selling Mets reliever Edwin Diaz.
Cardinals-Brewers game postponed due to two positive COVID-19 tests
Friday's Cardinals-Brewers game has been postponed. Reports state that the "Cardinals had positive tests, forcing postponement."
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Florida sheriff rips Tampa Bay Rays tweet about Breonna Taylor
And he's threatening to withhold sheriff's department services from the Rays in retaliation.
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Bieber, Hill, May stand out as two-start pitchers
Rotoworld projects that Shane Bieber, Rich HIll, and Dustin May have earned top billing as potential two-start pitchers in fantasy baseball this week.
Thursday’s scores and highlights
Aaron Judge hit a big homer. Gabe Kapler made a big blunder.
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José Leclerc has grade 2 strain of teres major muscle in shoulder
Rangers closer José Leclerc will miss most if not all of the 2020 season due to a grade 2 strain of the teres major muscle in his right shoulder.
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Diamondbacks to promote catching prospect Daulton Varsho
The Diamondbacks will promote catcher Daulton Varsho, their No. 3 prospect. He's behind Carson Kelly and Stephen Vogt on the depth chart.
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