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The Dodgers open the 2021 season at Colorado, play host to the Houston Astros in August and play two series against the Angels.
Author: LA Times
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:26 pm
Franmil Reyes’ first error this season was in judgment. The Indians’ free-swinging slugger and outfielder apologized Thursday for endangering his health – and putting his teammates at risk – by not wearing a mask while attending a holiday party last weekend. Reyes’ off-field behavior prompted the Indians to keep the affable 25-year-old away from their training camp in case he had been exposed to the coronavirus.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:21 pm
Eric Thames thanked cornhole for keeping his underhand tosses to perfection.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:57 pm
Joe West can believe whatever he wants about the coronavirus. But if he doesn’t intend to take necessary safety precautions, he should sit out the 2020 season.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:52 pm
Former Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon is known as a player who doesn’t often get too excited.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:22 pm
After umpire Joe West doubled down on some controversial comments about COVID-19, the MLB umpires’ union released a statement on Thursday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:05 pm
Baseball has its answer to penalty kicks, overtimes and shootouts, and it figures to stir just as much debate as all those other forms of tiebreakers. Major League Baseball will start each extra inning in this abbreviated, 60-game season by putting a runner on second base. The rule has been used since 2018 in the minor leagues, where it created more action and settled games sooner.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:54 pm
It remains to be seen whether MLB can pull off a coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, but the 2021 season schedules have already been announced.
Author: LA Times
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:49 pm
Just over eight months after they won the World Series, the Nationals finally received their championship rings.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:49 pm
“He’s always working out or talking baseball.”
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:44 pm
The book-savvy closer dug into his J.R.R. Tolkien collection in order to show off his new World Series ring.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:13 pm
Jason Varitek was fully committed to his role as umpire in the Red Sox’ intrasquad scrimmage — right down to a top-notch strikeout call.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:01 pm
Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. MLB intended to start this season on March 26, its earliest opening date ever except for international games. The league also hoped to have all 30 clubs play on the same opening day this season, but that was spoiled when Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended spring training in March.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:59 pm
That’s one heck of an opening week.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:58 pm
The schedule for the 2021 MLB season was released Thursday and the Nationals will once again see a lot of the AL East.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:57 pm
Stephen Strasburg’s name was spelled wrong on the box for his World Series ring.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:55 pm
The Orioles 2021 schedule acts as an extended version of what they’ll play this year.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:45 pm
MLB has released the 2021 MLB schedule. It’s out more than a month earlier than the next season’s schedule usually is released. And before 2020 even begins.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:32 pm
Major League Baseball is looking to the future, as the Red Sox and other teams unveiled their full schedules for a 162-game season in 2021.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:29 pm
The Giants’ Opening Day will be a first in franchise history next season.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:26 pm
The 2021 Cubs schedule was released on Thursday.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:26 pm
Just days after Major League Baseball finalized the schedule for the upcoming 60-game 2020 season, the schedule for next season was released Thursday, outlining plans for a 2021 when the league hopes it can return to normalcy.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:26 pm
The Phillies 2021 schedule was released today. Here are some key matchups and dates to look for next season.
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:23 pm
With the 2020 MLB season a couple of weeks away, Dalton Del Don reveals his list of 30 sleepers to target.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:23 pm
The seven-time All-Star closer has no margin for error and needs to bounce back from last year’s struggles in time to be the critical difference maker the team needs in 2020.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:47 pm
The Giants have a number of intriguing prospects in their player pool.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:27 pm
In the past the World Series Champs have worn gold uniforms the next year to celebrate the title. A video from Adam Eaton shows that the Nats may be following suit.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:20 pm
Rhys Hoskins wore a mask while speaking to reporters over Zoom on Wednesday and spoke about potentially doing so on the field.
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:02 pm
The time has finally come for the Nationals to receive their 2019 World Series championship rings.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:36 pm
Hall of Famers like Ted Williams spent their entire careers in Boston, but some players built their resumes elsewhere before a pit stop in Boston. John Tomase ranks the Top 10 Hall of Famers you wouldn’t believe played for the Sox.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:22 pm
Could 2020 be Wilson’s year? Bob Condotta and Joe Fann discuss.
Author: NBC Sports Northwest
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:20 pm
Baseball is going to look weird in 2020. And without fans in the stands, it might sound even weirder. But there’s an opportunity for a new element of entertainment, as fans will be able to hear everything players are saying on the field.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:14 pm
Many — myself included — assumed the new extra innings rule would mean bunts, bunts, and more bunts. Not so fast.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:39 pm
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been using a walking boot as he nurses a sore right heel that will keep him out at least a week. San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said Belt will be re-evaluated in five to seven days but it’s too soon to know whether the injury could affect his status for the season opener July 23 at Dodger Stadium. The 32-year-old Belt has dealt with heel pain previously and aggravated it this time doing agility work in a ladder drill.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:55 am
Max Muncy’s absence from Dodgers training camp was disclosed during a conference call Wednesday, but talk was also about the batter’s eye at the stadium.
Author: LA Times
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:45 am
As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the weekend. The San Diego Padres, however, revealed that newly acquired infielder Jorge Mateo’s intake test for coronavirus came back positive and he’s experienced symptoms. Mateo was obtained last week from Oakland for a player to be named or cash in the first trade since the transaction freeze was lifted.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:36 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers were eager to show off $100 million worth of stadium renovations to fans and a national audience at the All-Star Game this summer. The Dodgers won’t host the All-Star festivities until 2022. The black tarp that served as the backdrop in center field is gone, replaced by a new center field plaza that may take some getting used to for hitters.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:19 am
On the first day of intrasquad games the Giants were without two key players, and another was slightly limited.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:47 am
Pat Boyle, David Haugh and Mark Carman join Kap on a Wednesday edition of STL.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:39 am
Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber bring you the sights and sounds from White Sox Summer Camp.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:22 am
As other teams already are dealing with risky behavior of players during MLB’s startup, the Cubs are taking the risk “very seriously” because they know it only takes one knucklehead to derail everybody else’s best efforts, left fielder Kyle Schwarber said.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:11 am
Angels players, coaches, front-office executives and support staff agreed during a Zoom call to practice safety during training camp and the 60-game season.
Author: LA Times
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:04 am
Mark Canha is ahead of the game when it comes to playing with a mask.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:22 am
As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco Giants resumed workouts Wednesday after finally receiving the results of COVID-19 tests administered over the weekend. The San Diego Padres, however, revealed that newly acquired infielder Jorge Mateo’s intake test for coronavirus came back positive and he’s experienced symptoms. Mateo was acquired last week from Oakland for a player to be named or cash in the first trade since the transaction freeze was lifted.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:19 am
An array of injuries was largely responsible for the blight on the first five years of Byron Buxton’s still-promising major league career, with surgery last fall to repair labrum damage in his left shoulder serving as the latest setback. The most games he can get in this year for the Minnesota Twins? Buxton, who had the procedure on Sept. 10, worked his way onto a rehabilitation track that would have had him ready for the original opener on March 26.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:07 am
The once-dominant Cubs closer, who signed as a minor-league free agent over the winter, informed the club in April he was shutting down his season because of persistent injury issues and has not ruled out trying to pitch again in 2021.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:34 pm
With just 60 games this season, the Chicago Cubs need Craig Kimbrel to be better than he was last year. The 32-year-old Kimbrel is looking to bounce back from one of the worst stretches of his stellar career. In his last appearance of the season, he was taken deep by Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong on his first two pitches in the ninth inning of a 9-8 loss to St. Louis that helped push Chicago out of the playoff picture.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:56 pm
Yahoo Sports compiles the three longest and most impressive home runs for the San Diego Padres since 2015.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:37 pm
Get ready, Beaver Nation!
Author: NBC Sports Northwest
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:31 pm
He’s already in midseason form.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:19 pm
On Wednesday, the Angels claimed relief pitcher Jacob Rhame off waivers from the Mets. The right-hander underwent ulnar nerve surgery last summer.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:09 pm

Indians OF Franmil Reyes says he learned from what happened over the weekend and vowed to not do it again.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 10:26 pm
The Phillies’ backstop is the clear leader, but several breakout performers are on the way up.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 10:04 pm
The Mets’ slugging phenom is moving up in MLB’s pecking order.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 10:04 pm
With the MLB schedule released, we look at the hitters most helped and most challenged by their 60-game slate, including Fernando Tatis Jr. and Anthony Rendon.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:27 pm
The Major League Baseball Umpires Association has distanced itself from comments made by veteran Joe West.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:25 pm
Major League Baseball will open the 2021 season on April 1 and hopes to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:22 pm
Results of ESPN’s fantasy baseball mock draft held July 8, featuring 10 teams and rotisserie-style scoring.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:54 pm
Eric Karabell breaks down all the twists and turns of our first roto mock.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:54 pm
The city of Chicago has approved Wrigley Field rooftop stands for 25% capacity setups, and tickets at one viewing venue have gone on sale for $350.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:41 pm
Avoiding COVID-19 — on the field and in the clubhouse, at home and on the road — might be the difference between winning and losing.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:12 pm
Fighting, surviving and rebuilding are built into Puerto Rico’s national ethos. Three Puerto Ricans — former Yankee Bernie Williams, Olympian Beverly Ramos and tennis pro Monica Puig tell stories of facing hurricanes, earthquakes and coronavirus.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:31 pm
Scouting opportunities are few and far between, but Kiley McDaniel had a chance to see some top players in action. Here’s his report.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:15 pm
How likely is it that the best teams will rise to the top in this year’s shortened season? We looked to the recent past to find out.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 12:06 pm
Newly acquired Padres infielder Jorge Mateo has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing symptoms, the team said Wednesday.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:04 am
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been using a walking boot as he nurses a sore right heel that will keep him out at least a week.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:03 am
Max Muncy didn’t react quickly enough to a pitch running in on him during Sunday’s scrimmage from Dodger Stadium and suffered an injury because of it.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:57 am
While Black baseball players fear speaking out would be a career death sentence, a Players Alliance is mobilizing.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:46 am
It’s time for baseball to take action to improve itself.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:46 am
Minor league veterans, a newly signed prep star and a die-hard PawSox fan all lament a 2020 baseball season that was over before it began.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:57 pm
The dates for MLB’s sprint of a season are officially set. Here’s what we can’t wait to see when the games begin.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:33 pm
In 2020, all MLB schedules are not created equal. Who gets helped or hurt the most in the 60-game format?
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:33 pm

Padres left-hander Jose Castillo will miss roughly six weeks after being diagnosed with a teres major strain, manager Jayce Tingler told reporters Thursday (Twitter link via Dennis Lin of The Athletic). The 24-year-old southpaw exited Wednesday’s intrasquad game with what the team initially termed a possible lat injury. It’ll be the second straight season with…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 9, 2020, 9:22 pm
Several players have already elected to opt out of the 2020 MLB season. Those players that remain under team control for future seasons, whether or not by guaranteed contracts, will simply forgo salary and service this year (unless they are considered in an at-risk class) and then step back into their remaining contract situation. We…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:13 pm
In what amounts to a statement of optimism, Major League Baseball has decided to announce the schedule for the 2021 season much earlier than is usual — and before the current campaign has even begun. Each team’s Twitter account has provided the relevant schedule, for those that want a closer look. The plan is for…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:11 pm
The Braves have added first base prospect Bryce Ball to their 60-man player pool, per a club announcement. David Lee of bravesprospects.com first reported the news. While Ball was just a 24th-round pick a year ago, he did nothing but produce in his first action as a minor leaguer. Across a combined 263 plate appearances…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:02 pm
If there’s a single MLB player whose own development could most shape the near-term future of the Royals, it’s probably uber-talented infielder Adalberto Mondesi. Fortunately, he now appears to be fully recovered from a somewhat worrisome shoulder procedure, as MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports. When last we checked in on Mondesi, before the pandemic pause, his return…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:50 pm
11:41am: Norris has tested positive, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. 10:39am: Tigers lefty Daniel Norris is away from Summer Camp pursuant to the coronavirus protocols, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports on Twitter. It is not clear whether he has personally tested positive for an infection. The good news here is that Norris…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:39 pm
The Royals announced that they have signed backstop Oscar Hernandez. He’ll receive an invitation to participate in Summer Camp. Hernandez, 26, was cut loose recently by the Cardinals. He’s trying to find his way back to the majors for the first time since 2016. The Diamondbacks carried Hernandez in the majors in order to secure…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:38 pm
Giants GM Scott Harris put to rest any doubts as to whether the Giants are looking at the 2020 season as an opportunity to compete, as Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He rejected any idea that the club is looking to the mid-season trade period as merely a chance to move some veteran…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:18 pm
Astros superstar Alex Bregman had to sit out Wednesday’s practice because the results of his latest coronavirus test did not arrive on time, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle relays. “I look forward to having the issue resolved as soon as possible to rejoin my teammates tomorrow,” Bregman stated. Meanwhile, teammate and outfielder Michael Brantley…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:46 am
A potential comeback story popped up out of the blue in February when the Rockies signed former star hurler Ubaldo Jimenez to a minor league deal. In a plot twist last week, the Rox opted not to include the 36-year-old right-hander in their 60-man player pool. Not to be deterred from weaving one more tale on the…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:49 am
Padres southpaw reliever Jose Castillo left the team’s intrasquad game Tuesday with a possible lat strain, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Manager Jayce Tingler said he expects to have more information on Castillo’s status in the next couple days. While it’s unknown how severe the injury is, lat strains often lead to…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:38 am
The Rangers reinstated left-hander Yohander Mendez on Wednesday and added him to their 60-man player pool, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com writes. The move leaves the Rangers with two open spots on their Summer Camp roster. Mendez had been on the club’s suspended list since March for seeking unauthorized medical care as a result of shoulder…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:21 am
Pirates hurler Hector Noesi has opted out of participation in the 2020 season, manager Derek Shelton told reporters including Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic (via Twitter). Noesi cited family reasons in asking out of his minor-league deal. In other Pirates news, top relief pitcher Keone Kela still has not appeared at camp, Shelton further advised. (Via…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:21 am
We’ve covered a lot of players being held out of activities due to the coronavirus, so it’s nice to be able to begin welcoming some back to action. The Diamondbacks announced that right-hander Junior Guerra is back in camp after previously testing positive for COVID-19. It emerged only recently that Guerra had received a coronavirus…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:59 pm
Recently acquired infielder Jorge Mateo tested positive for COVID-19 at intake testing, Padres manager Jayce Tingler revealed to reporters in a Zoom call today (Twitter link via Dennis Lin of The Athletic). He’s been dealing with mild symptoms, including loss of smell and taste. Mateo, acquired from the Athletics last week in exchange for a…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:24 pm