It remains to be seen whether MLB can pull off a coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, but the 2021 season schedules have already been announced.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:49 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Seattle Seahawks are allowing season ticket holders the option to pause their season tickets and receive a refund for the upcoming NFL season or keep a credit in their account for the 2021 season. In a letter to season ticket holders on Thursday, the team said choosing to pause a season ticket will release the seats for the 2020 season only, and the ticket holder will be able to purchase the same seat again in …
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:30 pm
Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout is cognizant of COVID-19’s severity and readily admits to having doubts about playing baseball amid an unprecedented global pandemic. In fact, the Halos outfielder has yet to officially commit to the 2020 MLB season in part because his wife is due to give birth in August. The 28-year-old has weathered criticism throughout his career for not being as vocal as other prominent sports figures like LeBron James and Aaron Rodgers, but his unusually strong stance…
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:01 pm
North Carolina State says five people tied to Wolfpack sports have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Thursday those positives came after the school tested 315 athletes, coaches and staff starting May 29. That’s a positive rate of roughly 1.6%.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:38 pm
Cal Poly junior outfielder Elijah Greene has signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels, according to Baseball America. A 2016 graduate of Chino Hills High School, Greene is the Angels’ first undrafted free agent signee. Greene transferred to Cal Poly in 2018 by way of San Diego State and Mt.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:58 pm
Today’s Mike Trout home run is one of his many (well, eight in all) long balls against Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. Though King Felix was able to get the last laugh in this one. On August 15, 2016 the Angels hosted the Mariners on a Monday night in Anaheim, with Ricky Nolasco pitching for the Mariners.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:17 pm
Angels answer Mike Trout’s coronavirus concerns by committing to make sacrifices off the field.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 2:28 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.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 1:04 am
Over three lackluster innings in an Angels intrasquad game, Shohei Ohtani walked seven batters and struck out one. He gave up one hit.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:02 am
It is unknown whether the absent Angels players tested positive for COVID-19. Teams may not reveal that information without permission from players.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:52 am
Shohei Ohtani threw competitive pitches off the mound at Angel Stadium on Tuesday for the first time in two years. Ohtani struggled with his control in the Los Angeles Angels’ intrasquad game, walking eight batters on about 50 pitches. The two-way star and manager Joe Maddon weren’t overly concerned about the results of another key day in Ohtani’s return from Tommy John surgery.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:49 am
Being a baseball guy, Patrick Mahomes surely knew how big Mike Trout’s contract was. It just didn’t hit Mahomes until later that he surpassed it Monday by signing a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:54 pm
The Kansas City Chiefs made sure they’ll have Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth up to $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports. The Chiefs had the 2018 NFL MVP under contract for the next two seasons but that wasn’t nearly enough.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:53 am
The 2020 MLB season is set to begin on July 23, but continued testing snafus and subsequent delays could put the league’s restart plans in jeopardy.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 6:49 pm
General Manager Mike Rizzo said “Without accurate and timely testing it is simply not safe for us to continue with Summer Camp.”
Posted: July 6, 2020, 2:15 pm
Testing delays and communication failures highlight MLB’s first weekend of spring training summer camp.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 2:03 pm
The Angels haven’t had much recent success with players avoiding surgery after platelet-rich plasma injections, but Griffin Canning could buck the trend.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 8:56 pm
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.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 5:21 am
“Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community,” the team said Friday.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 4:03 pm
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.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:13 pm