Once the regular season hits there’s no way I’m opting out, but if they don’t get the testing figured out then this whole thing will get shut down,” Diekman said Tuesday. During the season there’s no way we can go 72 hours or longer without knowing our result, there’s just no way. There’s no way that can possibly happen and this be safe for all 60, 70 days or whatever it is.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:53 am
Manager Terry Francona said Reyes would be re-tested “when it’s appropriate. Francona said Reyes could have exposed himself and his teammates to the virus by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask. Francona said he has used the incident as a teaching point for other players.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:33 am
Jake Diekman faced live hitters for the first time in A’s training camp Tuesday and quickly found himself in a tough matchup with outfielder Ramón Laureano. It was probably like 10 pitches,” Diekman, the left-handed reliever, said of the at-bat. He was locked in.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:43 am
The A’s appear to have settled on a site for their alternate training camp — and it’s where you’d usually find Giants’ minor leaguers rather than Oakland’s youngsters. Two sources told The Chronicle that the A’s are looking at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium for their pool players to work out. The team initially had planned to use Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, where the A’s Class A Ports play, but rising coronavirus cases in San Joaquin County led Oakland to consider other spots.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 2:07 am
As part of their intake screening process for 2020 preseason training, MLB tested thousands of players and personnel for coronavirus over the last week-plus. The Oakland A’s received their final results Monday evening, and so far one player has announced a positive test: rookie pitcher Jesus Luzardo, reports Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:43 am
Manager Bob Melvin said on a conference call Tuesday morning that Luzardo would not be on the field, and “that’s about as far as I can go with it. Luzardo and fellow starter Mike Fiers had not been cleared to practice as of Sunday because of “pending issues. Fiers was cleared to practice Tuesday, Melvin said.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:22 am
“I know they’re trying their hardest, but I don’t know if that’s good enough for right now.”
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:16 pm
“I feel like deep down, every player has it in the back of their mind that this is all going to fall apart.”
Posted: July 7, 2020, 12:09 am
The Angels host the Astros for a four-game series beginning July 31 in a 60-game schedule that includes a season-ending series at Dodger Stadium.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 11:47 pm
Florida hit another unwanted milestone with more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 12:06 pm
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility following the team’s Friday round of testing for the coronavirus. Bucks officials confirmed Sunday that they had closed the facility and that they aren’t planning to reopen it before leaving for Florida on Thursday to prepare for the NBA’s resumption of the season at Walt Disney World.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 1:55 am
Baseball players need to take precautions this season, and Sean Manaea might do something unusual.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 1:01 am
Russia’s suspended athletics federation said on Thursday it had missed a July 1 deadline to pay millions of dollars to World Athletics, putting on hold the chances of its track and field athletes being able to compete internationally as neutrals. World Athletics, the sport’s global governing body, in March handed the federation a $10 million fine for breaching anti-doping rules. World Athletics at the time reinstated the process by which Russian athletes could apply to compete internationally as neutrals after demonstrating that they train in a doping-free environment.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:17 am
Yahoo Sports’ Fridge with Hannah Keyser gives an inside look at the biggest stars in sports by getting an inside look at their refrigerators. In the first episode, Oakland A’s slugger Mark Canha opens the door to his ice box and his life to reveal his diet during quarantine, an impressive mastery of cheese, and a beverage as old as the fridge itself.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 4:44 pm
The team unveiled its “Coliseum Cutouts” program, where A’s fans will get a chance to display the cardboard cutout of themselves during games.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 3:47 am
Former Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Dan Straily moved to the other side of the planet to play in the Korean Baseball Organization. We learn about it all, from playing in front of no fans, to the clutchness of Costco’s in Korea, on the “With Authority” podcast.
Posted: June 27, 2020, 12:50 am