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Tyson Ross opts out of 2020 season
On Thursday, free agent pitcher Tyson Ross became the fifth player to opt out of the 2020 season during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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How will closers be impacted in 2020?
Ahmed Fareed, D.J. Short and Drew Silva choose which closers could benefit from the revised MLB schedule and how late inning relievers could add higher value to rosters.
José Quintana underwent surgery for thumb laceration
Cubs starter José Quintana cut his thumb washing dishes and required microscopic surgery. He will likely miss the beginning of the 2020 season.
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Phillies, Blue Jays place players on IL, COVID-19 speculation ensues
The Phillies and Blue Jays placed a handful of players on the 10-day injured list, inviting speculation about which players might have COVID-19.
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A Pirates scout got COVID-19 in Venezuela
Per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Pirates scout Jessie Nava got COVID-19 while in Venezuela and is raising money on GoFundMe for treatment.
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MLBPA negotiator Bruce Meyer proving to be a problem for owners
MLBPA chief negotiator Bruce Meyer, hired in September 2018, has made an impression on Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler.
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Jordan Hicks will begin 2020 season on injured list
Hard-throwing Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks will begin the 2020 season in the injured list. He is still recovering from Tommy John surgery.
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Giolito, Bieber add value to AL Central rosters
Drew SIlva and D.J. Short join Ahmed Fareed to break down which pitchers and teams could benefit from the MLB's 60-game schedule in 2020.
'Crazy things are going to happen' as MLB returns
D.J. Short and Drew Silva join Ahmed Fareed to discuss their 2020 fantasy baseball draft strategies and how their picks will be affected by the MLB's return and outside factors during a pandemic.
Andrew Toles diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles has been diagnosed with the mental illnesses bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He was recently arrested for trespassing.
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Field of Dreams Game: Cardinals may replace the Yankees
They are still building it, so a couple of teams may still come.
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Cubs’ pitching coach Tommy Hottovy talks about his COVID-19 battle
He's only 38 and took every precaution but still got seriously sick.
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Reminder: Bobby Bonilla’s payments from the Mets aren’t mockworthy
We really should be mocking the Braves and Bruce Sutter, not the Mets and Bobby Bonilla
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Tigers sign top draft pick Spencer Torkelson
Torkelson was knocking the cover off the ball for Arizona State when the college season came to an abrupt end
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Mets sign Jared Hughes to major league contract
On Tuesday, the Mets announced the signing of veteran reliever Jared Hughes to a major league contract. Hughes spent 2019 with the Reds and Phillies.
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Padres acquire Jorge Mateo from Athletics
On Tuesday, the Padres acquired former top prospect Jorge Mateo from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
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Phillippe Aumont retires, takes up farming
Former major league pitcher Phillippe Aumont has retired from baseball and will take up farming in the meantime. He last pitched in the majors in 2015.
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Brian Cashman: Teams won’t disclose which players land on COVID-IL
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that teams likely won't be permitted to disclose which players land on the coronavirus injured list.
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Shohei Ohtani to be a two-way player when play resumes
He was going to start hitting only, but the delayed season obviously changed the circumstances.
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Minor League Baseball 2020 season cancelled
The 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced on Tuesday.
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Rockies sign Matt Kemp to a minor league deal
Kemp was left off the Marlins' 60-man roster but Ian Desmond's 2020 opt-out opened a job in Denver
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‘A dark past’: MVPs say time to pull Landis name off plaques
Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award.
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Report: 43% of top baseball ops employees are Ivy Leaguers
An essential ESPN report came out today showing how stunning baseball's lack of front office diversity truly is.
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Umpires’ assignments will change due to pandemic baseball
And masks for umps will be optional
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Ian Desmond won’t play the 2020 season
On Instagram Monday evening, Rockies IF/OF Ian Desmond announced that, after consideration about the pandemic, he has chosen to sit out the 2020 season.
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Matt Klentak on J.T. Realmuto extension: ‘There’s a lot of uncertainty right now’
The Phillies and J.T. Realmuto are expected to discuss a contract extension once again, but GM Matt Klentak cited "uncertainy" given the pandemic.
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Mets sign Hunter Strickland to minor league deal
Veteran reliever Hunter Strickland, released by the Nationals in March, has linked up with the Mets on a minor league contract for the 2020 season.
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Ryan Zimmerman opts out of the season
Zimmerman had previously hinted that he may be leaning this way given that he has a newborn baby and his mother has multiple sclerosis.
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Major League Baseball gets a sponsor for its pandemic-necessitated summer camp
"Summer Camp presented by Camping World." Really.
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Report: D-Backs’ Mike Leake opts out of 2020
Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake is the first player to elect to sit out the 2020 season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Blue Jays to get approval to play in Toronto
Players and staff should be heading to Toronto this week.
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Twins will not allow two of their coaches in the dugout this year
Bullpen coach Bob McClure, 68, and Major League coach Bill Evers, 66, will not be allowed to work games.
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Three circumstances which would cancel the 2020 baseball season
Major League Baseball's health and safety protocols sets forth the triggers.
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Edgar Santana, four minor leaguers suspended for PED use
MLB announced on Sunday that Pirates pitcher Edgar Santana and four minor leaguers have been suspended after failing drug tests.
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Teams announce 60-man summer rosters
Teams on Sunday began to announce their 60-man rosters for "summer camp" beginning this week. The regular season will begin later in July.
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MLB Opening Day could feature Cole-Scherzer
The 2020 MLB regular season could begin with Nationals ace Max Scherzer squaring off against new Yankees ace Gerrit Cole on July 23.
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Multiple Rangers employees test positive for COVID-19, are ‘terrified’ for their safety
A team employee who requested anonymity out of fear of repercussions by the organization said "We are terrified for our safety"
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Andrew Toles arrested after being found sleeping behind a building at an airport
Toles spent 2019 on the restricted list after leaving spring training for an undisclosed personal matter.
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Ryan Zimmerman considering sitting out the 2020 season
He has a newborn at home and his mother has multiple sclerosis
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Biggest mental challenges during 2020 MLB season
John Smoltz believes the biggest challenges for players this season will be mental, having to stay focused without the extra adrenaline from fans and little time to mold their mechanics.
Smoltz: Most intriguing MLB season we've ever seen
Hall of Famer John Smoltz and Rich Eisen analyze MLB's decisions for the 2020 season and how they compared to negotiations made in past years.
Giants to put cardboard photo cutouts of fans in stands at Oracle Park
Free for season ticket holders who took credit for 2020 tickets. $99 for anyone else.
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Farhan Zaidi on politician who mocked George Floyd, masks: ‘F**k that guy’
That politician is from Scottsdale, Arizona, where the Giants train. Zaidi accuses him of making it less safe for his players and staff.
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Report: Trevor Bauer feels marginalized by MLBPA
Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer recently expressed displeasure with the MLBPA's tactics in negotiations with MLB ownership over the 2020 season.
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Chad Bettis announces retirement from baseball
Long time Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis, who is a cancer survivor, announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday.
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New extra-inning ‘runner on second’ rule won’t be a big deal
Extra innings will begin with a runner on second base for the 2020 season. A lot of people are against the rule change, but it's a good temporary idea.
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Twins are aware of ‘several positive COVID-19 tests among their players’
Which gives us a good opportunity to talk about how we talk about players who test positive for COVID-19
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The Rangers’ new stadium is getting roasted
At least the exterior is
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Eddie Kasko, star infielder and Red Sox manager, dies at 88
Kasko managed the Boston Red Sox and spent nearly three decades with the team in a variety of roles
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MLB submits plan to Canadian government to play in Toronto
On Wednesday, MLB submitted a proposal to the Canadian government in order for teams to play 2020 games in Toronto.
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