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Mon Jul 613:58Braves 'ultimate pro' OF Nick Markakis opts out of season Ian DesmondCFRockiesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season on Monday due to increased concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.Markakis is the second Atlanta veteran in two days to announce plans to sit out the 60-game season. He follows right-hander Félix Hernández, the former Cy Young winner with Seattle who was competing for a rotation spot before opting out on Sunday. The 36-year-old Markakis said Monday he was uneasy about playing the season without fans and then was swayed by his telephone conversation with teammate Freddie Freeman, who has tested positive for COVID-19 and has fever and other symptoms.“Just hearing him, the way he sounded on the phone, it was tough,” Markakis said. “It was kind of eye-opening. What everything that’s going on, not just with baseball but all over the world, it makes you open your eyes.”Freeman, top setup man Will Smith, right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma tested positive for the coronavirus. M... [More]
Mon Jul 612:28Nationals, Astros cancel workouts because of testing delaysIan DesmondCFRockiesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball's two World Series finalists canceled workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the baseball season.The defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros each called off training camp practices after not receiving test results from Friday. The cancellations come amid delays around Major League Baseball, with some players opting out, and in the aftermath of Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle criticizing slow test results and a lack of some personal protective equipment.“We will not sacrifice the health and safety of our players, staff and their families,” Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said. "Without accurate and timely testing, it is simply not safe for us to continue with summer camp. Major League Baseball needs to work quickly to resolve issues with their process and their lab. Otherwise, summer camp and the 2020 season are at risk.”Astros general man... [More]
Mon Jul 611:28Nationals cancel workout because of COVID-19 testing delayWelington CastilloCRangersFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Mike FiersSPAthleticsFree Agent
Jesús LuzardoSPAthleticsFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending World Series champion Nationals canceled their workout Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that general manager Mike Rizzo worried could endanger the baseball season.All players and staff were tested Friday, and Rizzo said the team still hasn't received those results. The cancellation came a day after All-Star reliever Sean Doolittle voiced concerns about the slow turnaround on coronavirus tests and the Nationals not receiving some kinds of personal protective equipment.“We cannot have our players and staff work at risk,” Rizzo said. “We will not sacrifice the health and safety of our players, staff and their families. Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not safe for us to continue with summer camp.”Rizzo added that Major League Baseball “needs to work quickly to resolve issues with their process and their lab” or the season is at risk.Two Nationals players who took part in in-take testing last week tested positive. Manag... [More]
Sun Jul 519:28Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game MondayAroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
J.A. HappSPYankeesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis SeverinoSPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Tyler Wade2B/SSYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive.They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week.Encouraged by Tanaka’s progress after Saturday’s scare, the Yankees are planning to hold intrasquad night games Monday and Tuesday in the Bronx as they prepare for the July 23 start of a 60-game regular season condensed by the coronavirus pandemic.The 7 p.m. scrimmages will both air on YES Network, giving fans at least a couple of live looks at the defending AL East champions this summer. Left-hander J.A. Happ is expected to start against young righty Clarke Schmidt on Monday, and new ace Gerrit Cole — signed to a $324 million, nine-year free agent deal last winter — is set to pitch Tuesday.New York has also been working to schedule exhibition games in the next 2 1/2 weeks with other clubs, possibly the Mets, but nothing ha... [More]
Sun Jul 518:58King Félix opts out of MLB season, Doolittle on fenceJose Altuve2BAstrosFree Agent
Sócrates BritoCFBlue JaysFree Agent
Blake CederlindRPPiratesFree Agent
Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Mike FiersSPAthleticsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Joey GalloLFRangersFree Agent
Ronald Guzmán1BRangersFree Agent
Jesús LuzardoSPAthleticsFree Agent
Brett MartinSPRangersFree Agent
Aaron NolaSPPhilliesFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Will SmithRPBravesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Christian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career.Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros said Sunday they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series last year, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out. He also wondered if the United States has done enough to combat the pandemic to deserve a return to sports.As baseball prepares to start its season in less than three weeks while the coronavirus continues to ravage the U.S., there is growing unease in many clubhouses. Even Mike Trout's mother weighed in on Twitter, urging Americans to wear masks as the reigning AL MVP considers his options for the season.In Oakland, two projected members of the Athleti... [More]
Sun Jul 517:08Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season endsYordan AlvarezLFAstrosFree Agent
Carlos CorreaSSAstrosFree Agent
Joe SmithRPAstrosFree Agent
Jose UrquidySPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over.“When I talk to my wife she knows,” he said Sunday. “No getting your nails done. No getting your hair done right now. So we’re going to be home. We’re going to focus on the baseball season and once everything is done, then you can go to get your nails done and do everything else."Correa’s wife was Miss Texas in 2016. The pair wed in the Dominican Republic in December.Correa spoke at length after Sunday’s workout about the importance of personal responsibility among the players if they hope to get through this 60-game season, which is scheduled to begin July 23 or July 24.“We know what it takes to make the season possible,” he said. “What we’re doing is we come to work out and we go back to our houses. I think that’s the key ... I think if we c... [More]
Sun Jul 514:38Andrew Heaney tabbed to be Angels' opening day starterDylan BundySPAngelsFree Agent
Trevor CahillSPAngelsFree Agent
Griffin CanningSPAngelsFree Agent
Andrew HeaneySPAngelsFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Tyler SkaggsSPAngelsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels.Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his choice Sunday before the Angels' third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24.The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels' fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts over 95 1/3 innings while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder.Heaney was the best friend of fellow starter Tyler Skaggs, who died a year ago on the night before a game in Texas.Heaney led the Angels last season with 18 starts, but their rotation was in shambles, ranking among the majors’ worst in many categories. The Angels became the second team in modern baseball history to have only one pitcher who logged than 100 innings — and that pitcher, opening day starter Trevor Cahill, was dropped from the rotation early in the season for ineffecti... [More]
Sun Jul 501:22Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virusMookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Ian DesmondCFRockiesFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoLF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate in the 60-game season that’s scheduled to begin July 23.“After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season,” he said.Price’s announcement came a day after Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he wasn’t “comfortable” with the current climate and might not play. On Saturday, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey said “there’s still some reservation on my end” about playing.First baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals, Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond and Arizona pitcher Mike Leake are among those who have already said they’re out this ... [More]
Sat Jul 423:22Yanks' Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positiveLuis CessaSPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images.This wasn't a scene anyone at Yankee Stadium wanted to see. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene moments into the team’s first official summer camp workout. Tanaka was released from the hospital Saturday night and will enter concussion protocol.“That took a little air out,” manager Aaron Boone said. Boone also announced that All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York and are self-isolating at home.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground and grabbed his head after being struck by Stanton's comebacker. Trainers quickly ran to the Japanese right-hander, who st... [More]
Sat Jul 420:03Yanks' Tanaka hit in head; LeMahieu, Cessa test positiveLuis CessaSPYankeesFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images.This wasn't a scene anyone at Yankee Stadium wanted to see. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene moments into the team’s first official summer camp workout.“That took a little air out,” manager Aaron Boone said. Boone also announced that All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York and are self-isolating at home.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground and grabbed his head after being struck by Stanton's comebacker. Trainers quickly ran to the Japanese right-hander, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.Tanaka walked off with the help of trainers... [More]
Sat Jul 419:12Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virusMookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Ian DesmondCFRockiesFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoLF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate in the 60-game season that’s scheduled to begin July 23.“After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season,” he said.Price’s announcement came a day after Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he wasn’t “comfortable” with the current climate and might not play. On Saturday, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey said “there’s still some reservation on my end” about playing.First baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals, Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond and Arizona pitcher Mike Leake are among those who have already said they’re out this ... [More]
Sat Jul 419:12Determined Ohtani charging back into 2-way role for AngelsShohei OhtaniDHAngelsFree Agent
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is doing twice as much work as his Los Angeles Angels teammates again, and he's thrilled about it.The majors' first serious two-way player in decades is alternating between batting practice and bullpen sessions this week at the Big A. Ohtani is determined to contribute on the mound and at the plate when the Angels return to action later this month for the short major league season.Ohtani will pitch roughly once a week, and he'll serve as the Halos' designated hitter for a few games in between. If all goes as planned, he'll get at least eight mound starts and at least 30 games as a DH.He has been waiting to get back in full form since late 2018, when his AL Rookie of the Year campaign ended with Tommy John surgery. After roughly 17 months of patient arm rehab and a four-month pause at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Ohtani is fully healthy and eager to do it all again.The necessary training regimen keeps him uncommonly busy, but Ohtani embra... [More]
Sat Jul 418:42Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blowAaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images.This wasn't a scene anyone wanted to see at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene moments into the team’s first official summer camp workout.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground and grabbed his head. Trainers quickly ran to the Japanese right-hander, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.“That’s kind of a freak accident, one in a million chance of happening," said left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who replaced Tanaka on the mound moments later. “When it does, it’s terrifying.”Trainers tended to Tanaka's head and appeared to check his vision. He was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.... [More]
Sat Jul 418:32Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blowAaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Gleyber Torres2BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — With Masahiro Tanaka crumpled motionless on the mound, Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and scolded a video journalist for taking images.This wasn't a scene anyone wanted to see at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene moments into the team’s first official summer camp workout.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground and grabbed his head. Trainers quickly ran to the Japanese right-hander, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.“That’s kind of a freak accident, one in a million chance of happening," said left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who replaced Tanaka on the mound moments later. “When it does, it’s terrifying.”Trainers tended to Tanaka's head and appeared to check his vision. He was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.... [More]
Sat Jul 418:02Dodgers pitcher Price won't play this year because of virusMookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Ian DesmondCFRockiesFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
David PriceSPRed SoxFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Alex VerdugoLF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he wouldn’t participate in the 60-game season that’s scheduled to begin July 23.“After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season,” he said.Price’s announcement came a day after Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he wasn’t “comfortable” with the current climate and might not play. On Saturday, San Francisco catcher Buster Posey said “there’s still some reservation on my end” about playing.First baseman Ryan Zimmerman of the World Series champion Washington Nationals, Colorado outfielder Ian Desmond and Arizona pitcher Mike Leake are among those who have already said they’re out this ... [More]
Sat Jul 416:52Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blowAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.Trainers tended to his head and appeared to check his vision. Tanaka was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.The Yankees said in a statement that Tanaka was responsive and walking under his own power. He was sent to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation.Stanton, who had his jaw broken by a high fastball in 2014, bent over at home plate and watched motionlessly. New York star Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and asked a video journalist to stop taking images.Yankees players, some... [More]
Sat Jul 416:32Yankees pitcher Tanaka hit in head by Stanton line driveAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.Trainers tended to his head and appeared to check his vision. Tanaka was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.Stanton, who had his jaw broken by a high fastball in 2014, bent over at home plate and watched motionlessly. New York star Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and asked a video journalist to stop taking images.Yankees players, some still stretching at the start of the club’s first official practice since Major League Baseball set a truncated 60-game schedule last month, stood or knelt silently.Stanton was the third batter Tanak... [More]
Sat Jul 416:22Competitive environment crucial for young TigersGrayson GreinerCTigersFree Agent
Matt ManningFree Agent
DETROIT (AP) — Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it's possible to make this training camp a little more ... interesting.“Maybe we’ll have little fun bets and little wagers on it and just make it a little more fun, and a little more competition," said Jones, an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers.It's been clear for while that preparing for this baseball season will be different. Instead of a full schedule of formal spring training games, teams are mostly on their own ahead of opening day in less than three weeks.That could make things particularly tricky for the Tigers, who have several top prospects in their player pool and need to decide just how soon they want to turn them loose at the major league level.Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday the team is looking into the possibility of setting up exhibition games with another team before the start of the regular season.“We are working on that, to play a couple exhibition games with a tea... [More]
Sat Jul 416:02Yankees pitcher Tanaka hit in head by Stanton line driveAaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Jordan MontgomerySPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live batting practice Saturday, a frightening scene during the team’s first official summer camp workout.Tanaka's hat flew off and he immediately collapsed to the ground, cradling his head at Yankee Stadium. Trainers quickly ran to Tanaka, who stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up.Trainers appeared to treat the left side of his head. Tanaka was helped to his feet and walked off the field with help.Stanton, who had his jaw broken by a high fastball in 2014, bent over at home plate and watched motionlessly. New York star Aaron Judge repeatedly waved behind home plate and asked a video journalist to stop taking images.Yankees players, some still stretching at the start of the club’s first official practice since Major League Baseball set a truncated 60-game schedule last month, stood or knelt silently.Stanton was the third batter Tanaka faced to start the session, and no protective screen was in place.The music that was playing over the sound system was turned off and a screen was put in front of the mound. Pitcher Jordan Montgomery began warming up and started to throw to hitters about five minutes after Tanaka walked off.The 31-year-old Tanaka was 11-9 with a 4.45 ERA last season. The Japanese star is 75-43 in six years with the Yankees.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 320:32Back on the bump: New dad Cole sets sights on Yankees titleZack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Brandon CrawfordSSGiantsFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFYankeesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ready for a high-profile New York Yankees debut at World Series champion Washington on July 23, Gerrit Cole explained his mindset.“There is only going to be only one coronavirus World Series champion, and so that's unique in and of itself,” he said Friday. “I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to take that trophy home, especially when you're competing against your peers and there's only going to be one of them.”It already has been a big week for Cole. His wife, Amy, a sister of San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford, gave birth Tuesday to their first child. Caden Gerrit Cole weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. “He’s a good mix of his dad and his mom,” Cole said. “He's absolutely adorable. He’s got big blue eyes and gosh, I just can’t stop staring at him.”Signed to a $324 million, nine-year contract that set a record as the highest for a pitcher, Cole said the delay caused by the pandemic might benefit the Yankees because it allowed many... [More]
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