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Tue Jul 1400:10Major league teams try to ramp up the competition in campWillians AstudilloFree Agent
Charlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Well-traveled Milwaukee Brewers first baseman-outfielder Logan Morrison figures it will be easy for him to adjust to games without spectators this season.“I played for the Rays and the Marlins, so I’m used to it,” Morrison said.The Brewers and other major league teams worked out again Monday in mostly empty ballparks, mindful the long-awaited start to the season is barely a week away and fans won't be coming. So teams are trying as best they can to ramp up the competitiveness of summer camps conducted in isolation.Several teams announced upcoming exhibition games, including Houston at Kansas City, Kansas City at St. Louis, and Cleveland against Pittsburgh.The Brewers will play intrasquad games for several nights starting Tuesday and are dubbing them the Blue and Gold World Series, a nod to manager Craig Counsell's alma mater, Notre Dame. Catcher Omar Narvaez and outfielder Avisail Garcia will draft teams for matchups designed to approximate the intensity of regular-season games.... [More]
Mon Jul 1323:50Blackmon returns to Rockies after recovering from COVID-19Charlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
DENVER (AP) — All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon, the first major league player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus, returned to the Colorado Rockies for his first workout Monday after getting the all clear to rejoin his teammates.“I feel great. I have felt that way for at least a couple of weeks now,” Blackmon said on a video conference call with reporters before taking batting and fielding practice at Coors Field. “It’s nice to be back," he added. “I was getting kind of bored sitting there in the basement in quarantine by myself.”Blackmon said he was only mildly affected by the virus that has killed more than 130,000 Americans and claimed more than a half-million lives worldwide.“I had a day and a half of symptoms and after that I started feeling much better,” Blackmon said, adding he hopes to be ready for the Rockies’ July 24 opener at Texas.He said his illness wasn’t even as bad as the flu.“I was blindsided” by the positive test result, Bla... [More]
Mon Jul 1317:40Aaron Judge still slowed by neck; Masahiro Tanaka a concernLuis CessaFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge remains slowed by his sore neck and is uncertain for Tuesday's intrasquad game, and pitcher Masahiro Tanaka remains a concern for the start of the season as he recovers from a concussion.Judge took some swings in an indoor batting cage and worked in the weight room.“He's got way more range of motion,” manager Aaron Boone said Monday. “They've gotten a lot of that pain out of there when he turns to the side and things like that.”Judge's neck has bothered him since at least Saturday. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year missed time due to oblique strains in 2016 and last year, a broken right wrist in 2018 and a broken rib this spring training stemming from a diving catch last September.“It'll prove out that he's a durable guy. I do feel that way,” Boone said.Tanaka was hit on the side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on July 4. He has been throwing on flat ground and Boone said he had a date in mind for... [More]
Mon Jul 1317:20Aaron Judge still slowed by neck; Masahiro Tanaka a concernGerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Chad GreenFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Jordan MontgomeryFree Agent
James PaxtonSPMarinersFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge remains slowed by his sore neck and is uncertain for Tuesday's intrasquad game, and pitcher Masahiro Tanaka remains a concern for the start of the season as he recovers from a concussion.Judge had improved motion Monday and took some swings in an indoor batting cage.“He's got way more range of motion,” manager Aaron Boone said. “They've got a lot of pain out.”Tanaka was hit on the side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton on July 4. He has been throwing on flat ground and Boone said he had a date in mind for a bullpen session, which he did not announce. Tanaka would then have to progress to batting practice.No matter what, he would not be built up for the Yankees' first turn through the rotation. Boone finalized his decision to have Gerrit Cole pitch in Friday's intrasquad game and give the new ace five days' rest for opening day at Washington on July 23. He will skip the three exhibitions, Saturday at the Mets, Sunday at home against the Mets and Monday at Yankee Stadium against Philadelphia.Left-hander Jordan Montgomery and right-hander Chad Green are scheduled to pitch in Tuesday's intrasquad game, and left-hander James Paxton on Wednesday.Utilityman Rosell Herrera has been dealing with pain in both heals.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Jul 1315:50Cardinals reliever Hicks opts out of playing; has diabetesGiovanny GallegosFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns.The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes.Hicks, who routinely tops 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander's availability for this season was uncertain.Hicks had been taking part in workouts at Busch Stadium, leading up to the Cardinals' opener on July 24 at home against Pittsburgh.“We respect and understand Jordan’s decision to opt out this season,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said. “We wish him well as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery, and we look forward to seeing Jordan back on the mound for the 2021 season.”Dodgers pitcher David Price, Giants catcher Buster Posey and Washington infielder Ryan Zimmerman are among about a dozen players who have opted out this year.Hicks was 2-2 with 14 saves and a 3.14 ERA las... [More]
Mon Jul 1310:40This Date in BaseballYoenis CéspedesLFRed SoxFree Agent
Todd Frazier3BRedsFree Agent
July 141916 — St. Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob went the distance in a 17-inning 0-0 tie with the Boston Red Sox. Carl Mays went the first 15 innings for the Red Sox and Dutch Leonard finished.1946 — Cleveland player-manager Lou Boudreau hit four doubles and a home run in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston, but Ted Williams connected for three home runs and drove in eight runs for an 11-10 Red Sox victory.1956 — Mel Parnell of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox for a 4-0 victory at Fenway Park.1967 — Eddie Mathews of the Astros hit his 500th home run off San Francisco’s Juan Marichal at Candlestick Park. Houston beat the Giants 8-6.1968 — Hank Aaron got his 500th home run off Mike McCormick as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2.1968 — Don Wilson of the Houston Astros struck out 18 Reds in a 6-1 victory over Cincinnati in the nightcap of a doubleheader.1970 — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds scored on Jim... [More]
Sun Jul 1222:30Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive testTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Play ball — and mask up, too.Protective face coverings won't be out of sight when Major League Baseball resumes in less than two weeks. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field.MLB's safety protocols require masks in clubhouses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and coaches and managers are required to wear them in dugouts, but they're optional on the field. Some are going to wear them during games as well.Among those encouraging masks: Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.Jansen said he recently tested postive for COVID-19, causing him to report late to summer camp. He took part Sunday and said he’s “doing great and better now.”Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23, when San Francisco visits Dodger Stadium.New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier has been experimenting with various masks during intrasquad scrimmages. He says it's not only a matter of safety but setting an example during televised games.“We have a big platform... [More]
Sun Jul 1222:00Dodgers' Kenley Jansen reports to camp after having COVID-19Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19.The three-time All-Star closer said Sunday on a video conference call that he believes he contracted the virus from his 4-year-old son Kaden. He said the child had a fever, among other symptoms, which led his wife to suggest everyone in the family get tested.Jansen said his first test was negative, but a day later he tested positive. The couple has another son, Kyrian, who turns 2 in August. The family has been quarantining at their home in Los Angeles. Jansen's 7-year-old daughter, Natalia, lives with her mother and was not affected. Jansen said he's “doing great and better now.”“It is real,” he said of the pandemic. “Everyone in the world, take it serious. Wear your mask at all times, if you can. Because, trust me, it happens so fast. Once my son got it, I’ve seen how fast it can spread. We tried to do everything, but we all got it in the ho... [More]
Sun Jul 1219:00Dodgers' Kenley Jansen reports to camp after having COVID-19Kenley JansenRPDodgersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was late arriving to summer camp after he tested positive for COVID-19.The three-time All-Star closer said Sunday on a video conference call that he believes he contracted the virus from his 4-year-old son Kaden. He said the child had a fever, among other symptoms, which led his wife to suggest everyone in the family get tested.Jansen said his wife, Gianni, and 7-year-old daughter Natalia tested positive, but that his first test was negative. A day later, he also tested positive. The couple has another son, Kyrian, who turns 2 in August. The family has been quarantining at their home in Los Angeles. Jansen said he's “doing great and better now.”“It is real,” he said of the global pandemic. “Everyone in the world, take it serious. Wear your mask at all times, if you can. Because, trust me, it happens so fast. Once my son got it, I’ve seen how fast it can spread. We tried to do everything, but we all got it in the ... [More]
Sun Jul 1218:50Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive testTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsFree Agent
Play ball — and mask up, too.Protective face coverings won't be out of sight when Major League Baseball resumes in less than two weeks. Some players and coaches are planning to wear them on the field.MLB's safety protocols require masks in clubhouses to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and coaches and managers are required to wear them in dugouts, but they're optional on the field. Some are going to wear them during games as well.Among those encouraging masks: Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.Jansen said he recently tested postive for COVID-19, causing him to report late to summer camp. He took part Sunday and said he’s “doing great and better now.”Jansen expects to be ready for the season opener on July 23, when San Francisco visits Dodger Stadium.New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier has been experimenting with various masks during intrasquad scrimmages. He says it's not only a matter of safety but setting an example during televised games.“We have a big platform... [More]
Sun Jul 1217:20Yankees' Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neckGerrit ColeSPPiratesFree Agent
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was held out of action for a second straight day Sunday due to a stiff neck.The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was scratched from a simulated game Saturday after waking up with a sore neck, and the right fielder was not included in either lineup for an intrasquad scrimmage Sunday.New York manager Aaron Boone said Judge got treatment at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and was improving.“Just thought it was better not to push through it today,” Boone said. The Yankees are set to open a pandemic-shortened season July 23 at Washington.New York is planning just a light workout Monday, and Judge will get more treatment with hopes of returning to intrasquad action Tuesday. “I don’t think it's something that’s going to keep him down too long," Boone said. The club is scheduled to play its first exhibition game against the New York Mets on Saturday.Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and used the coronavirus hiatus to recover. He had been ... [More]
Sun Jul 1211:20This Date in BaseballHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
July 131896 — Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty hit four home runs in a losing effort, a 9-8 loss to Chicago.1934 — Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left in the first with a severe case of lumbago, the most serious threat to his streak. He returned for one at bat the next day.1943 — The first night game in All-Star history, at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, went to the AL, 5-3, despite a single, triple and home run by NL center fielder Vince DiMaggio of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big blow was a three-run homer by Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox, which gave the AL the lead for good.1945 — Chicago’s Pat Seerey hit three home runs, a triple and drove in eight runs to lead the White Sox in a 16-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.1954 — Pitcher Dean Stone did not retire a batter but received credit for the AL’s 11-9 All-Star victory at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. Red Schoendienst tried to steal a run f... [More]
Sun Jul 1211:10This Date in BaseballHomer BaileySPRedsFree Agent
Madison BumgarnerSPGiantsFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
July 131896 — Philadelphia’s Ed Delahanty hit four home runs in a losing effort, a 9-8 loss to Chicago.1934 — Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left in the first with a severe case of lumbago, the most serious threat to his streak. He returned for one at bat the next day.1943 — The first night game in All-Star history, at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, went to the AL, 5-3, despite a single, triple and home run by NL center fielder Vince DiMaggio of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big blow was a three-run homer by Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox, which gave the AL the lead for good.1945 — Chicago’s Pat Seerey hit three home runs, a triple and drove in eight runs to lead the White Sox in a 16-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.1954 — Pitcher Dean Stone did not retire a batter but received credit for the AL’s 11-9 All-Star victory at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. Red Schoendienst tried to steal a run f... [More]
Sat Jul 1119:39Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19; Judge scratchedCharlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.”The AL East champions are scheduled to start the virus-delayed season on July 23 at Washington.Hours after Chapman's diagnosis, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was scratched from a simulated game with a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was set to bat second and play right field at Yankee Stadium but was taken out of the lineup shortly before first pitch.Judge declared himself “game ready” earlier this week after being diagnosed with a broken rib in March. The 6-foot-7 slugger used the coronavirus shutdown to get healthy and had been swinging at full strength for at least a couple of weeks before reporting for preseason camp last week.Boone said Judge's neck “locked up" but he doesn't expect it to be a long-term issue.... [More]
Sat Jul 1118:49Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19; Judge scratchedCharlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.”The AL East champions are scheduled to start the virus-delayed season on July 23 at Washington.Hours after Chapman's diagnosis, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was scratched from a simulated game with a stiff neck. The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was set to bat second and play right field at Yankee Stadium but was taken out of the lineup shortly before first pitch.Judge declared himself “game ready” earlier this week after being diagnosed with a broken rib in March. The 6-foot-7 slugger used the coronavirus shutdown to get healthy and had been swinging at full strength for at least a couple of weeks before reporting for preseason camp last week.Chapman threw a bullpen session Tuesday, and Boone wouldn't comment on whether the left... [More]
Sat Jul 1116:29Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19, mild symptomsCharlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.”The AL East champions are scheduled to start the virus-delayed season on July 23 at Washington.Chapman threw a bullpen session Tuesday, and Boone wouldn't comment on whether the left-hander had been at Yankee Stadium since. Boone said the team had done contact tracing, and no other players or personnel would be forced to isolate because of Chapman's positive test.“We’re following all protocols,” Boone said. "We have not had any other positive tests. We adhere to all the contact tracing things. We feel like we’ve handled it and are handling it. “Again, you know, this is something that even moving forward, a positive test is probably going to come our way. It's about doing all the things that hopefully as a whole keep us ... [More]
Sat Jul 1116:09Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19, mild symptomsCharlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsFree Agent
Freddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman “overall is doing well” but “will not be here for the foreseeable future.”The AL East champions are scheduled to start the virus-delayed season on July 23 at Washington.Chapman threw a bullpen session Tuesday, and Boone wouldn't comment on whether the left-hander had been at Yankee Stadium since. Boone said the team had done contact tracing, and no other players or personnel would be forced to isolate because of Chapman's positive test.“We’re following all protocols,” Boone said. "We have not had any other positive tests. We adhere to all the contact tracing things. We feel like we’ve handled it and are handling it. “Again, you know, this is something that even moving forward, a positive test is probably going to come our way. It's about doing all the things that hopefully as a whole keep us ... [More]
Fri Jul 1015:19Blue Jays player expresses concern about bubble isolationRandal GrichukRFCardinalsFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Marcus StromanRPBlue JaysFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw says he's not interested in confining himself to the hotel attached to the Rogers Centre for the summer if major league baseball is granted an exemption from the Canadian government to play baseball in Toronto amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays have created a quarantine environment at Rogers Centre and the adjoining Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel during training camp. The current exemption does not cover the regular season and player travel between the U.S. and Canada.MLB requires an exemption as anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21 and that is widely expected to be extended. Any exemption likely means the Blue Jays would not be allowed to leave the hotel attached to the Rogers Center when they play home games in the city. “All summer isn’t gonna happen. Not an option,” Shaw tweeted Friday. Players have no... [More]
Fri Jul 1014:59Blue Jays player expresses concern about bubble isolationRandal GrichukRFCardinalsFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Marcus StromanRPBlue JaysFree Agent
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw says he's not interested in confining himself to the hotel attached to the Rogers Centre for the summer if major league baseball is granted an exemption from the Canadian government to play baseball in Toronto amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays have created a quarantine environment at Rogers Centre and the adjoining Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel during training camp. The current exemption does not cover the regular season and player travel between the U.S. and Canada.MLB requires an exemption as anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21 and that is widely expected to be extended. Any exemption likely means the Blue Jays would not be allowed to leave the hotel attached to the Rogers Center when they play home games in the city. “All summer isn’t gonna happen. Not an option,” Shaw tweeted Friday. Players have no... [More]
Fri Jul 1013:09Giants star catcher Posey out this year over virus concernsIan DesmondSSNationalsFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Mike LeakeSPRedsFree Agent
Buster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
David PriceSPTigersFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman3BNationalsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants star catcher Buster Posey became the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, announcing his decision Friday.The six-time All-Star said his family finalized the adoption of identical twin girls this week. The babies were born prematurely and Posey said after consultations with his wife and doctor he decided to opt out of the season.Posey had missed three San Francisco practices while dealing with a personal issue.The 2012 NL MVP and three-time World Series champion joined Dodgers pitcher David Price, Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Colorado’s Ian Desmond, Arizona pitcher Mike Leake and other in deciding not to take part in the 60-game season this year.The 33-year-old Posey said it was difficult to miss an entire season but that this was the best decision for his family.“These babies, being as fragile as they are for the next four months minimum, this wasn’t ultimately that difficult a decision for me,” he said.Posey hit .455 in exhibition games this year before spring training was halted March 12 because of the virus outbreak.Major League Baseball is scheduled to start the season with July 23. There were two games set for opening day, including the Giants taking on Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
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