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Mon Jun 2921:51Mets optimistic about Céspedes when baseball returns Gordon Beckham2BPadresFree Agent
Melky CabreraLF/PH/RFPiratesFree Agent
Michael ConfortoCF/RFMetsFree Agent
Ryan CordellLF/RFMetsFree Agent
Hunter StricklandRPMetsFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
Tim TebowRFMetsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball comes back next month, Yoenis Céspedes might finally be ready to return, too.Sidelined for nearly two years by injuries and then the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Mets slugger could be healthy enough at last to play on opening day in late July — especially with the designated hitter available in the National League this season.“We’ll have to evaluate how the next few days go, but we’re optimistic,” Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday. “His bat can be a real impact and be a little bit of a separator for us as we compare ourselves to the rest of the teams in the league.”The 34-year-old Céspedes hasn’t played since July 20, 2018 — his only major league game after May 13 that year. The two-time All-Star had surgery on both heels and then broke his right ankle in a nasty spill on his Florida ranch in a reported run-in with a wild boar.Van Wagenen mentioned that Céspedes is a five-tool athlete and won’t necessarily b... [More]
Mon Jun 2921:01Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake opts out of 2020 seasonSilvino BrachoRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bo TakahashiSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus.Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen announced Leake's decision Monday, shortly before Washington teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opted out of the virus-shortened season.“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”Hazen also said two players on Arizona's 60-man roster tested positive for COVID-19, as did another player not in Arizona.The 32-year-old Leake started 10 games for A... [More]
Mon Jun 2920:51Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issuesMike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, have announced they won’t be playing during Major League Baseball's 60-game season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. As the sport lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crises, roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.Zimmerman, who told The Associated Press last week he still was deciding whether to play this year, ultimately said having three young children, including a newborn, and a mother at higher risk because of multiple sclerosis factored into his decision.“Given the unusual nature of the season, this is the best decision for me and my family,” Zimmerman said.The 35-year-old, who has been with the Nationals since 2005, said he still is deciding on his future beyond this season. The two-time All-Star and 2009 Gold Glove winner has 270 career home... [More]
Mon Jun 2920:11Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issuesMike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake, have announced they won’t be playing during Major League Baseball's upcoming 60-game season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. As the sport lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crises, it's clear that roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.Zimmerman, who told The Associated Press last week he was still deciding whether to play this year, ultimately said having three young children, including a newborn, and a mother at higher risk because of multiple sclerosis factored into his decision.“Given the unusual nature of the season, this is the best decision for me and my family,” Zimmerman said.The 35-year-old, who has been with the Nationals since 2005, said this does not mean he’s retiring. He’s still deciding on his future beyond this season. The tw... [More]
Mon Jun 2919:01Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issuesMadison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zac GallenSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Robbie RaySPBlue JaysFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Luke WeaverSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won't be playing in the upcoming 60-game season.As Major League Baseball lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crises, it's clear that roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.The Twins confirmed Monday that bullpen coach Bob McClure and major league coach Bill Evers won't be in the clubhouse at the start of this season because of health concerns. Both coaches are in their 60s and will stay with the organization to help in altered roles.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who was sitting in a Target Field dugout during a Zoom call, said he's known both coaches for a long time and that the decisions were difficult. He added that both coaches were disappointed.“I think we all know that we're making the right decision, ... [More]
Mon Jun 2918:41Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake opts out of 2020 seasonSilvino BrachoRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bo TakahashiSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is one of the first players to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus.Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen announced Leake's decision Monday, shortly before Washington teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross opted out of the virus-shortened season.“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”Hazen also said two players on Arizona's 60-man roster tested positive for COVID-19, as did another player not in Arizona.The 32-year-old Leake started 10 games for A... [More]
Mon Jun 2917:51Nationals' Zimmerman and Ross opting out of MLB seasonJoe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team, including one of the faces of the franchise.Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross elected not to play this season, the team announced Monday. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball is attempting to start a 60-game season in late July.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross are opting out for the safety of themselves and their families.“We are 100% supportive of their decision to not play this year,” Rizzo said. “We will miss their presence in the clubhouse and their contributions on the field.”Zimmerman was due $740,741 and Ross $555,556 as prorated portions of their salaries, originally $2 million for the first baseman and $1.5 million for the pitcher. Only players deemed high risk are paid if they opt out.Zimmerman, who said last week he was undecided, ultimately said his family situation factored into not playing. H... [More]
Mon Jun 2917:11Roster shuffle: Plans change in MLB because of health issuesMadison BumgarnerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Zac GallenSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Robbie RaySPBlue JaysFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Luke WeaverSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won't be playing in the upcoming 60-game season.As Major League Baseball lurches toward a late July start during the coronavirus crises, it's clear that roster flexibility and organizational depth will be key.The Twins confirmed Monday that bullpen coach Bob McClure and major league coach Bill Evers won't be in the clubhouse at the start of this season because of health concerns. Both coaches are in their 60s and will stay with the organization to help in altered roles.Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, who was sitting in a Target Field dugout during a Zoom call, said he's known both coaches for a long time and that the decisions were difficult. He added that both coaches were disappointed.“I think we all know that we're making the right decision, ... [More]
Mon Jun 2917:01Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospectsSixto SánchezSPMarlinsFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him to the big leagues, set to join a group of prospects expected to be at the core of the Mariners' rebuilding project.“Eventually, our players are still going to hit the ground running and achieve whatever ceiling they were able to achieve,” Dipoto said. "It may just take a little bit longer.”From Seattle to Kansas City, Baltimore to Miami, rebuilding teams that were hoping to see their young prospects play in the majors this season are reevaluating their plans. The challenge: figure out how to get a substantive season in for some of the top talent in the minor leagues that these clubs are banking on to eventually become contributors if they ever want to climb out of division basements. An... [More]
Mon Jun 2916:31Diamondbacks' Leake becomes first player to opt out in 2020Silvino BrachoRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bo TakahashiSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake has become the first known player to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus.“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen also said two players on Arizona's 60-man roster tested positive for COVID-19, as did another player not in Arizona.The 32-year-old Leake started 10 games for Arizona after being traded from Seattle for outfielder Jose Caballero and cash in a 2019 deadline deal. Leake went 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA with ... [More]
Mon Jun 2916:31Nationals' Zimmerman and Ross opting out of MLB seasonJoe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team, including one of the faces of the franchise.Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross elected not to play this season, the team announced Monday. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball is attempting to start a 60-game season in late July.General manager Mike Rizzo said Zimmerman and Ross are opting out for the safety of themselves and their families.“We are 100 percent supportive of their decision to not play this year,” Rizzo said. “We will miss their presence in the clubhouse and their contributions on the field.”Zimmerman, who said last week he was undecided, ultimately said his family situation factored into not playing. His mother is at high risk for complications from the coronavirus. He also has three young children, including a newborn.“Everyone knows how much it means to me to be part of a team and I will miss that camarad... [More]
Mon Jun 2915:41Diamondbacks' Leake becomes first player to opt out in 2020Silvino BrachoRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bo TakahashiSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake has become the first known player to opt out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus.“During this global pandemic, Mike and his family had many discussions about playing this season,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, said in a statement Monday. “They took countless factors into consideration, many of which are personal to him and his family. After thorough consideration, he has chosen to opt out of playing in 2020. This was not an easy decision for Mike. He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s looking forward to 2021.”Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen also said two players on Arizona's 60-man roster tested positive for COVID-19, as did another player not in Arizona.The 32-year-old Leake started 10 games for Arizona after being traded from Seattle for outfielder Jose Caballero and cash in a 2019 deadline deal. Leake went 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA with ... [More]
Mon Jun 2915:01Diamondbacks right-hander Leake opts out of 2020 seasonMike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake has opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus.Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen did not elaborate on Leake's decision during a Zoom call Monday but the pitcher's agent issued a statement saying he made a personal decision not to play during the pandemic.Hazen also said two players on Arizona's 60-man roster tested positive for COVID-19, as did another player not in Arizona.The 32-year-old Leake started 10 games for Arizona after being traded from Seattle for outfielder Jose Caballero and cash in 2019. Leake went 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA and was expected to be in the Diamondbacks' starting rotation during the 60-game 2020 season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jun 2910:11This Date in BaseballCarlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Rajai DavisCFIndiansFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BCubsFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFBravesFree Agent
Nick SwisherFree Agent
June 301908 — At 41 years, 3 months, Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox pitched the third no-hitter of his career, an 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders.1948 — Cleveland’s Bob Lemon pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers for the first American League no-hitter at night.1962 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 13 New York Mets en route to the first of four career no-hitters, a 5-0 victory at Dodger Stadium.1970 — Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati was dedicated, but Henry Aaron spoiled the show for the crowd of 51,050 with a first-inning homer off Jim McGlothlin as Atlanta beat the Reds 8-2.1978 — Willie McCovey became the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. His milestone shot off Atlanta’s Jamie Easterly wasn’t enough, as the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 10-5 in the second game of a doubleheader at Fulton County Stadium.1995 — Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians became the second switch-hitter and the 20th play... [More]
Sun Jun 2820:51Franco one of several top prospects picked for player poolsVidal Bruján2BRaysFree Agent
Matt Duffy3BYankeesFree Agent
Mitch HanigerCF/RFMarinersFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Ubaldo JiménezSPRockiesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/RFOriolesFree Agent
Matt ManningSPTigersFree Agent
Brendan McKaySPRaysFree Agent
Franklin PérezSPTigersFree Agent
Edgar SantanaRPPiratesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonLFYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/LF/SSYankeesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
Top prospect Wander Franco is part of the Tampa Bay Rays' 60-man player pool, and the Detroit Tigers are including their most heralded young pitchers as baseball gears up for its abbreviated season.Sunday was the deadline for teams to submit player pools, although additions can be made later. Many teams announced pools well below the 60-player limit.Franco, a 19-year-old shortstop, is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline. He spent last season at Class A, so it would be quite a jump for him to contribute in the majors in the immediate future, but putting him in the player pool makes him an option for the Rays — and could help his development in a year when the coronavirus shut down the minor leagues.Pitcher Brendan McKay and infielder Vidal Brujan, two other top Tampa Bay prospects, also made the pool.“They are some of our more advanced prospects," Rays general manager Erik Neander said. “Certainly on the position player side that’s where things went and why ... [More]
Sun Jun 2818:41Franco one of several top prospects picked for player poolsVidal Bruján2BRaysFree Agent
Matt Duffy3BYankeesFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/RFOriolesFree Agent
Matt ManningSPTigersFree Agent
Brendan McKaySPRaysFree Agent
Franklin PérezSPTigersFree Agent
Edgar SantanaRPPiratesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonLFYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/LF/SSYankeesFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
Top prospect Wander Franco is part of the Tampa Bay Rays' 60-man player pool, and the Detroit Tigers are including their most heralded young pitchers as baseball gears up for its abbreviated season.Sunday was the deadline for teams to submit player pools, although additions can be made later. Many teams announced pools well below the 60-player limit.Franco, a 19-year-old shortstop, is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline. He spent last season at Class A, so it would be quite a jump for him to contribute in the majors in the immediate future, but putting him in the player pool makes him an option for the Rays — and could help his development in a year when the coronavirus shut down the minor leagues.Pitcher Brendan McKay and infielder Vidal Brujan, two other top Tampa Bay prospects, also made the pool.“They are some of our more advanced prospects," Rays general manager Erik Neander said. “Certainly on the position player side that’s where things went and why ... [More]
Sun Jun 2817:21Pirates RHP Santana banned 80 games for drugs, out this yearEdgar SantanaRPPiratesFree Agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana will miss all of the abbreviated 2020 season after being suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.MLB announced Sunday that Santana tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance.The 28-year-old Santana is in the process of a comeback after missing all of the 2019 season following reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in September 2018. Santana is 3-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 88 career games, all with the Pirates. He worked five hitless innings of relief in spring training before the MLB season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Pirates general manager Ben Cherington called Santana's suspension “disappointing.”Santana's salary of $581,500 was reduced to $215,370 due to the shortened season, and he will lose all of it. He received a $60,000 salary advance, however, and that money will be repaid to the team from the International Tax Fund.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Jun 2720:51AP source: Yankees vs champ Nationals in DC on opening day Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Howie Kendrick1B/2B/PHNationalsFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu1B/2B/3BYankeesFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
Trea TurnerSSNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut in a tasty opening-day treat for fans, facing Juan Soto and World Series champion Washington at Nationals Park.The Yankees and Nationals are set meet when the virus-delayed season begins next month, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there hasn’t been an official announcement.The New York Post first reported the matchup.MLB will start a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. The schedule is still being worked out -- there could be a game or two on the first day of play, or a full slate.Cole started the previous game played at Nationals Park. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series.Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Nationals won the last two games to earn their first championship. Max Scherzer started Game 7 and fellow ace Stephen Strasburg was the World Series MVP, and eit... [More]
Sat Jun 2715:30Dodgers' Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeAndrew TolesLFDodgersFree Agent
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday on a trespassing charge.The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy.A report by the sheriff's office said Toles was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move after several warnings by deputies that he had to leave or be arrested.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge of trespassing property. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.“We are unable to comment,” team spokesman Joe Jareck said Saturday.Toles never reported to spring training in 2019 because of a personal matter and did not play that year.Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was the Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him.
Sat Jun 2713:10Dodgers' Andrew Toles jailed in Florida on trespass chargeAndrew TolesLFDodgersFree Agent
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail Saturday and charged with trespassing property.The 28-year-old player was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy.The Miami Herald reported he was found sleeping behind a Federal Express building at the airport and refused to move.Jail records show Toles appeared to be homeless when arrested Monday on the misdemeanor charge. His bond was set at $500 but he remained jailed and is scheduled for arraignment Thursday.“We are unable to comment,” team spokesman Joe Jareck said Saturday.Toles never reported to spring training in 2019 because of a personal matter and did not play that year.Toles rose from the low minors to the majors in just months and became a postseason star for the Dodgers in 2016. He was the starting left fielder in the second half of 2016 and early in 2017. In May of that year, he tore a knee ligament and spent most of 2018 at Triple-A Oklahoma City.Toles struggled with anxiety issues even before the Dodgers signed him to a minor league contract. He was the Tampa Bay’s minor league player of the year in 2013 but was released in 2015. He was working the early-morning shift in the frozen-food section of a grocery store before the Dodgers recruited him.
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