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MLB teams not able to disclose who goes on on injured due to coronavirus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury will definitely be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus. New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said during a conference call Tuesday that teams have not been given clearance to announce which players end up […]

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Key questions as minor league baseball officially cancels 2020 season

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association In news that was entirely unsurprising, minor league baseball president Pat O’Conner announced Tuesday that this year’s minor league season has been canceled. “These are unprecedented times for our country […]

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Rockies facing major health concerns as camp opens amid coronavirus

Major League Baseball and the players’ union just went through weeks of very public and often antagonistic negotiations to get to this point: a three-week summer training camp, followed by a 60-game season. Now comes the hard part. With the coronavirus pandemic spiking throughout the country, players are scheduled to report Wednesday and begin practice […]

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Nats’ Zimmerman won’t play in ’20, citing family

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of the abbreviated 2020 season “for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones,” the team announced on Monday. Zimmerman, 35, was the Nationals’ first-ever draft pick when the franchise moved out of Montreal and has played for the […]

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D-backs’ Leake opts out of playing 2020 season

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent said in a statement Monday, becoming the first known MLB player to opt out. Leake, 32, was scheduled to make $16 million for a full season in 2020 and was positioned to be fighting for a spot at the back end […]