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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 420:02Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurtCharlie BlackmonRFRockiesFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonDHYankeesFree Agent
Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season.On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration.As teams prepared to start their pandemic-shortened season, sobering examples of the game’s potential danger took place at camps across the country. Major League Baseball is getting ready for a 60-game season that won’t include Price, a former Cy Young Award winner who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers in February.“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,” the five-time All-Star tweeted Saturday.“I will miss my teammates and will be cheering for them throughout the season and on to a World Series victory. I’m sorry I won’t be playing for you this year, but look f... [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]
Fri Jul 320:12Defending champion Nats return healthy, careful on protocolsWelington CastilloCRangersFree Agent
Anthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Joe RossSPNationalsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's mantra of going 1-0 every day followed the Washington Nationals to their first World Series title.When they resumed workouts Friday at summer training camp in the midst of a global pandemic, the manager's mantra remained. Only, it has a different meaning for the defending champions tiptoeing the health and safety protocols that made baseball feel anything but natural.“When you see the guys come in after not seeing them for a while, you want to give them a big hug, a fist bump, high-five,” Martinez said by video conference from the bowels of Nationals Park. "We’re trying to figure out what we can do to emulate some kind of handshake or fist bump or elbow tap or feet tap — whatever. We’ll figure something out.”The team that danced itself from a 24-31 start to a championship in 2019 is off to a relatively positive start in 2020. Martinez learned depth catcher Welington Castillo is joining Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross in opting out of the seas... [More]
Fri Jul 319:22Trout uncertain, All-Star Game off as MLB gets back on fieldMichael FulmerSPTigersFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Brett MartinSPRangersFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
Tommy PhamLFPadresFree Agent
Wilson RamosCMetsFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPGiantsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Joey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
His N-95 mask squarely in place, Mike Trout stroked line drives, streaked around the bases and caught flyballs at Angel Stadium. The sport’s biggest star then let something drop — he’s not “comfortable” in this COVID-19 environment and isn’t sure he’ll play this season.At Citi Field, Mets two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field, then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. At Camden Yards, Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde watched practice from the stands behind the dugout.“It’s weird,” Reds star Joey Votto said.At Nationals Park, Max Scherzer limbered up with 65 pitches as the World Series champion Washington Nationals got back to work at 7:45 a.m. High in the press box, it was possible to hear players talking on the field about the virus.No doubt, those sentiments echoed all around the majors.Baseball tried to take another step forward Friday in a most uncertain setting, with players on the... [More]
Fri Jul 318:32Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forwardJustin DunnSPMarinersFree Agent
Marco GonzalesSPMarinersFree Agent
Kendall GravemanSPMarinersFree Agent
Yusei KikuchiSPMarinersFree Agent
Taijuan WalkerSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
SEATTLE (AP) — When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in just three weeks was a primary concern. One way the Mariners hope to combat worries about putting strain on pitchers' arms is by going with a six-man rotation for the full 60-game season. That may lead to starters throwing just once a week and perhaps making around 10 starts between the start of the regular season and late September. But for a franchise that’s still building toward 2021 and beyond, avoiding arm injuries is of the utmost importance during this truncated season. “I think the six-men rotation is a great thing for where we’re at right now and something that we’ll look at going forward into the future,” manager Scott Servais said before the Mariners' first workout. “It’s really, really important to keep these guys healthy. And we do know the impact that they’ll be able to make by having an extra day off; all these guys throw better when they ha... [More]
Fri Jul 317:52New Globe: Rangers open summer camp at home without MartinJosé LeclercRPRangersFree Agent
Lance LynnSPRangersFree Agent
Brett MartinSPRangersFree Agent
Mike MinorSPRangersFree Agent
Rougned Odor2BRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers were supposed to be all settled in and fully acquainted with their new stadium by now, ready to spend the July 4 holiday weekend playing games at home. But instead of preparing Friday to play their 44th home game of the season, and 89th overall, they opened an unprecedented summer camp. Their first official workout in the new $1.2 billion Globe Life Field, and under the closed retractable roof, came nearly four months after they were in Arizona when MLB shut down spring training because of the coronavirus pandemic, and three weeks before they expect to finally play the home opener. “I’m kind of expecting weird, expecting things to be different,” manager Chris Woodward said after the workout. “I just think the whole situation is different. And that’s kind of our theme ... we’ve got to stay positive and just kind of like roll with the punches, take things head on, deal with it."While four other relievers took the mound for a simulat... [More]
Fri Jul 317:42Indians' Carrasco on another journey, this time in pandemicShane BieberSPIndiansFree Agent
Carlos CarrascoSPIndiansFree Agent
Corey KluberSPRangersFree Agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Not even a mask can hide Carlos Carrasco's smile or muffle his joy.For now, baseball's back. And he is as well.A year after a leukemia diagnosis threatened his life and nearly ended his playing career, Carrasco is staging another comeback. In remission and medically cleared to pitch, the 33-year-old right-hander and his Cleveland Indians teammates took their first steps Friday toward resuming a delayed major league season that has been drastically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.“It’s completely different,” Carrasco said following a workout at Progressive Field. "But we will get through this.”It's that spirit that propelled Carrasco last season, when he battled cancer and made a journey back to the mound. He never flinched during an ordeal that went from being highly personal to public as the Indians — and all of Cleveland — rallied around the easygoing Carrasco, who is best known to his teammates and fans as “Cookie.”Following his moving in-game app... [More]
Fri Jul 317:42Astros look to McCullers to help make up for loss of ColeYordan AlvarezLFAstrosFree Agent
Alex Bregman3BAstrosFree Agent
Gerrit ColeSPYankeesFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPAstrosFree Agent
Lance McCullers Jr.SPAstrosFree Agent
Justin VerlanderSPAstrosFree Agent
HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s departure to join the New York Yankees in free agency left a gaping hole in Houston’s rotation entering the season. The Astros hope the return of Lance McCullers will help lessen the blow. The 26-year-old McCullers is healthy and ready to go after missing last season following Tommy John surgery. “He’s going to be a big part of our success,” manager Dusty Baker said Friday after Houston resumed workouts for the first time since the coronavirus interrupted spring training on March 12. “Losing Gerrit Cole, hopefully he can step in and give us some quality starts, because before he got hurt the guy was one of the best around.”McCullers had become an important part of Houston’s rotation before his injury. He was 10-6 with a 3.86 ERA in 25 games with 22 starts in 2018. He struck out a career-high 142 in 128 1/3 innings, which was also the most in his career. The right-hander is 29-22 with a 3.67 ERA in four seasons with the Astros after being d... [More]
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