The Braves issued a statement after the Redskins and Indians both indicated a willingness to change their names, but Atlanta’s statement didn’t mention either a name change or the tomahawk chop. The statement did include: “The Atlanta Braves honor, support and value the Native American community. That will never change.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:00 am
As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game schedule, there was continued evidence of the difficulties caused by the pandemic. The San Francisco Giants suspended workouts at Oracle Park as they awaited the results of weekend tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:23 am
After what has been a turbulent start to summer camp for the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday the focus was on the field and getting ready for the 2020 regular season. Brian Snitker said that Tuesday was the team’s first normal feeling day since the restart. This has been our first normal feeling day since we got back,” Snitker said.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:00 pm
Bill Shanks 3 hours ago Here is a list of all eight positions and who has experience at each spot for the players in camp for the Braves GAMES – STARTS 1B Freddie Freeman (1322-1288) Yonder Alonso (879-809) Adam Duvall (43-27) Yangervis Solarte (42-31) Travis d’Arnaud (21-16) Peter O’Brien (19-15) Charlie Culberson (16-4) Tyler Flowers (7-3) Austin Riley (6-3) Johan Camargo (1-0) Pete Kozma (5-0) 2B Ozzie Albies (372-365) Yangervis Solarte (178-156) Charlie Culberson (51-38) Pete Kozma (43-17) A…
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:04 pm
Reporting by AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow The San Francisco Giants say two more people with the team are positive for the coronavirus following intake testing. The Giants did not specify whether the two are players, coaches or other staff. San Francisco prospect Hunter Bishop and pitcher Luis Madero, in the 60-player pool, had already tested positive.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:03 pm
On Tuesday, Blum spoke with The Morning Show with John & Hugh about what the Braves might have to do to get someone at first base now that Freddie Freeman has tested positive for COVID-19 and the season start is 16 days away. Everybody just kind of assumes that first base is where you put your slugger that’s going to go out there and drive you in 100 RBI and just catch a couple of baseballs that come over to them from across the diamond,” said Blum. But it’s not that easy.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:29 pm
The new season is finally approaching for the Atlanta Braves. With a new format in the roster rules for the shortened season and the potential to see many new faces on the team, we’re going to run down a list of the players in the Braves’ player pool to help give you some information you may need if they see their way to the major league roster.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:00 pm
Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his hotel room while awaiting clearance to join workouts. Just like on the field, success will depend on how many players are safe at home. ”That’s going to be the biggest challenge for this game to move forward – the off-the-field stuff and what guys do,” said Vincent, an eight-year major league veteran.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 3:55 pm
Braves (4 games) Aug. 4-5: @ Washington Nationals (2 games) Aug. 7-9: vs. Miami Marlins (3 games) Aug. 10-13: vs. Nationals (4 games) Aug. 14-16: @ Philadelphia Phillies (3 games) Aug. 17-20: @ Marlins (4 games) Aug. 21-23: vs. New York Yankees (3 games) Aug. 25-27: vs. Marlins (3 games) Aug. 28-30: @ Yankees (3 games) Sept. Baltimore Orioles (2 games) Sept. vs. Phillies (4 games) Sept.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:03 pm
The 29-year old outfielder is about average at the plate against right-handed pitchers and well below average against left-handed pitchers. Adam Duvall Adam Duvall was expected to be platooned in left field with Markakis, with Duvall getting the nod against left-handed pitchers. Duvall is a good defender at left field and is an above average hitter against left-handed pitching, but is below average at the plate against right-handed pitchers.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:00 pm
With the coronavirus pandemic placing a major emphasis on health and safety issues, many professional athletes have chosen not to return to their particular sports — or even play at all — this season. Here are the dates in which the major professional sports leagues in North America are expected to resume or begin play: Major League Soccer (July 8); Major League Baseball (July 23); Women’s National Basketball Association (July 24); National Basketball Association (July 30); National Hockey Leagu…
Posted: July 7, 2020, 12:07 pm
There’s a ton of players out there quoted saying this, but it almost feels like you’re waiting on bad news, right? You’re just waiting on somebody’s camp to break out. You’re waiting for travel restrictions to be shut down across the nation.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:00 am
“Sixty games looks pretty good on paper, but when you go through it day by day, it gets more difficult to kind of see that, the end of the finish line,” Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver said. “There’s a ton of players out there quoted saying this, but it almost feels like you’re waiting on bad news, right? You’re just waiting on somebody’s camp to break out.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 6:42 am
Baseball’s two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season. The defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros called off training camp practices after not receiving test results from Friday. The St. Louis Cardinals also scrubbed their scheduled workout for similar reasons.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:18 am
David Price, Félix Hernández are the latest players to opt out of the 2020 MLB season due to coronavirus concerns.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 3:31 pm
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.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 10:57 pm
Former Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Hernandez, 34, opted out due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made after Hernandez participated in workouts on Friday and Saturday at Truist Park.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 5:36 pm
Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus, a jarring hit to the NL East champions less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season. ”It will be a while before we can get him back,” manager Brian Snitker said Saturday about Freeman. Snitker said the four players, including right-hander Touki Toussaint and infielder Pete Kozma, agreed to have the team disclose their positive tests.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 12:22 am
David Price announces he won’t play this season. 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.
Posted: July 5, 2020, 12:02 am