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Tue Jul 1419:30Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo dealing with back troubleAnthony Rizzo1BCubsThe Seals Guys
David RossCRed SoxFree Agent
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo's back trouble flared up again after he took batting practice over the weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are sending the slugger for tests.Rizzo has been dealing with back tightness during summer camp, a recurring problem throughout his career. The first baseman took live BP on Sunday before the issue surfaced again.“After his live BP the other day, once he cooled down, a little bit of that stiffness came back," manager David Ross said Tuesday on a video conference call. "So he’s still day to day, trying to get some tests run and see where he’s at.”Any prolonged absence for Rizzo would be a big blow for the Cubs, who open the season on July 24 against Milwaukee. The three-time All-Star, who is expected to bat second in the order, hit .293 with 27 homers and 94 RBIs last year.Ross was back with the team after he watched Monday morning's workout from a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field. Ross was awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test.“It was nice. I mean I got a nice seat over there,” Ross said. “I got to watch the practice. The energy was good. I could hear the guys.”___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1419:30Yanks' Tanaka unsure whether he can take 1st rotation turnGerrit ColeSPPiratesDodger Blue
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is unsure whether he will be able to take his first turn through the rotation as he recovers from a line drive off his head.Tanaka was hit on the right side near the temple by Giancarlo Stanton's shot during batting practice on July 4. While the 31-year-old right-hander says he has no concussion symptoms, he has not thrown off a mound since.New York opens the season July 23 at Washington, and Tanaka is projected as part of a rotation behind new ace Gerrit Cole, joined by James Paxton, J.A. Happ and perhaps Jordan Montgomery. He still hopes to avoid missing any starts.“I want to be optimistic and say yes,” Tanaka said Tuesday through a translator. “But obviously the injury is at the head, so I think it’s something that I need to be cautious about and kind of take it careful, more so than other injuries.”Right fielder Aaron Judge sat out his third straight intrasquad game due to a stuff neck but took batting practice on the fiel... [More]
Tue Jul 1419:00Puig picks Braves, Glasnow makes strong return to RaysOrlando ArciaFree Agent
Brad BrachRPOriolesFree Agent
Opening day rosters gained clarity on Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves reached an agreement with Yasiel Puig, while Tampa Bay pitcher Tyler Glasnow provided hopes for teams awaiting players to be cleared following positive tests for the coronavirus.Puig agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is not official until Puig passes the physical.The 29-year-old Puig, who began his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit a combined .267 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs for Cincinnati and Cleveland in 2019. He also stole 19 bases.Puig was the last big-name free agent from the offseason who had not signed with a team. He helps the Braves fill a void left when Nick Markakis opted out for the season.Glasnow re-joined the Rays on after missing the first 11 days of summer camp following his positive test. The right-hander immediately jumped into a simulated game at Tr... [More]
Tue Jul 1418:50Danny Duffy to start opening day for Royals against Indians Danny DuffySPRoyalsFree Agent
Cam GallagherFree Agent
Brad KellerFree Agent
Ryan O'HearnFree Agent
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Danny Duffy will start for the Kansas City Royals when they open the season against the Indians in Cleveland next week.The 31-year-old Duffy will make his third start on opening day, although this one is far different than the others. The game July 24 will begin a season shortened to 60 games because of the coronavirus pandemic that will last through August and September.Right-hander Brad Keller, who started on opening day last season, is sidelined after testing positive for the coronavirus. He is one of four player expected to make the Royals' initial 30-man roster that are awaiting two negative tests in a 24-hour span to return to the club. The others are first baseman Ryan O'Hearn and catchers Salvador Pérez and Cam Gallagher.Duffy went 7-6 with a 4.34 ERA in 23 starts last season.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Jul 1418:10AP source: Free agent OF Yasiel Puig, Braves reach 1-yr dealAdam Duvall1B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Ender InciarteCF/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Cristian PacheFree Agent
Yasiel PuigCF/RFDodgersMoneyball
ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is not official until Puig passes a physical.The agreement helps the Braves address a depth problem in their outfield.Puig hit a combined .267 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs for Cincinnati and Cleveland in 2019. He also stole 19 bases.The 29-year-old Puig was the last big-name free agent from the offseason who had not signed with a team.Puig, from Cuba, made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013. He hit .263 with a career-high 28 homers for the Dodgers in 2017 and added 23 homers in 125 games in 2018.The NL East champion Braves were facing a depth problem in their outfield even after signing Marcell Ozuna to a one-year, $18 million deal in the offseason. Veteran Nick Markakis opted out of the season before summer camp. Ozuna or ... [More]
Tue Jul 1417:50AP source: Free agent OF Yasiel Puig, Braves reach 1-yr dealAdam Duvall1B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Ender InciarteCF/LFDiamondbacksFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Cristian PacheFree Agent
Yasiel PuigCF/RFDodgersMoneyball
ATLANTA (AP) — Free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the deal said Tuesday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement is not official until Puig passes a physical.The agreement helps the Braves address a depth problem in their outfield.Puig hit a combined .267 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs for Cincinnati and Cleveland in 2019. He also stole 19 bases.The 29-year-old Puig was the last big-name free agent from the offseason who had not signed with a team.Puig, from Cuba, made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013. He hit .263 with a career-high 28 homers for the Dodgers in 2017 and added 23 homers in 125 games in 2018.The NL East champion Braves were facing a depth problem in their outfield even after signing Marcell Ozuna to a one-year, $18 million deal in the offseason. Veteran Nick Markakis opted out of the season before summer camp. Ozuna or ... [More]
Tue Jul 1415:50Yanks' Tanaka unsure whether he can take 1st rotation turnGerrit ColeSPPiratesDodger Blue
J.A. HappSPBlue JaysFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is unsure whether he will be able to take his first turn through the rotation as he recovers from a line drive off his head.Tanaka was hit on the right side near the temple by Giancarlo Stanton's shot during batting practice on July 4. While the 31-year-old right-hander says he has no concussion symptoms, he has not thrown off a mound since.New York opens the season July 23 at Washington, and Tanaka is projected as part of a rotation behind new ace Gerrit Cole, joined by James Paxton, J.A. Happ and perhaps Jordan Montgomery. He still hopes to avoid missing any starts.“I want to be optimistic and say yes,” Tanaka said Tuesday through a translator. “But obviously the injury is at the head, so I think it’s something that I need to be cautious about and kind of take it careful, more so than other injuries.”Right fielder Aaron Judge was close to returning to intrasquad games following a stiff neck that sidelined him since late last... [More]
Tue Jul 1410:20This Date in BaseballTim HudsonSPGiantsFree Agent
Jose MesaFree Agent
Justin Morneau1BRockiesRotoValue
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
July 151901 — Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his first of two career no-hitters, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0.1969 — Cincinnati’s Lee May hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the Atlanta Braves. May had two home runs and drove in five runs in both games as the Reds lost the opener 9-8 but came back to win the second game 10-4.1969 — Rod Carew stole home off Chicago’s Gerry Nyman in the Minnesota Twins’ 6-2 victory. It was Carew’s seventh steal of home for the year and tied Pete Reiser’s 1946 major league mark.1973 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 17 batters and threw his second no-hitter of the year, beating Detroit 6-0.1980 — Johnny Bench broke Yogi Berra’s record for home runs by a catcher as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Montreal Expos 12-7. Bench hit his 314th homer as a catcher off David Palmer. Bench had 33 home runs while playing other positions.1990 — Chicago’s Bobby Thigpen became quickest to reach 30... [More]
Mon Jul 1323:50Blackmon returns to Rockies after recovering from COVID-19Charlie BlackmonCF/LF/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]
Sun Jul 1222:30Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive testTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Adam Duvall1B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesOld Hoss
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRotoValue
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Eric LauerFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
Angel PerdomoFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis UríasFree 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 1218:50Dodgers closer Jansen encourages masks after positive testTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Adam Duvall1B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesOld Hoss
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRotoValue
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Eric LauerFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
Angel PerdomoFree Agent
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis UríasFree 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 1217:20Masking up: Protective coverings not just for MLB dugoutsTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Adam Duvall1B/3BGiantsFree Agent
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesOld Hoss
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Eric LauerFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
Angel PerdomoFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesFree Agent
Luis UríasFree 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.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,” Frazier said.Safety is a concern, too. Teammates Aroldis Chapman, DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa are all sidelined due to the virus.Frazier won't be alone.“I’m masking up, too,” Atlanta third base coach Ron Washington said.At 68, Washington has seen fellow Braves coach Eric Young Sr. and Mets hitting coach Chili Davis opt out this... [More]
Sun Jul 1214:10Yankees' Judge out 2nd straight day with stiff neckClint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
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.Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and used the coronavirus hiatus to recover. He had been swinging at full strength for at least a couple of weeks before camp opened and had been a full-go in intrasquad action over the past week. The 6-foot-7 star has missed time each of the past two seasons. He broke his right wrist on a hit-by-pitch in 2018 and went on the injured list for two months last year with a left ... [More]
Sat Jul 1119:39Yankees closer Chapman has COVID-19; Judge scratchedCharlie BlackmonCF/LF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Freddie Freeman1BBravesRotoValue
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsDodger Blue
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
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/LF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Freddie Freeman1BBravesRotoValue
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
Aaron JudgeFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsDodger Blue
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
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/LF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Freddie Freeman1BBravesRotoValue
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsDodger Blue
Giancarlo StantonRFMarlinsSportsWiseGuy.com
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/LF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Zack BrittonRPOriolesFree Agent
Luis CessaFree Agent
Aroldis ChapmanRPRedsLas Vegas Giants
Freddie Freeman1BBravesRotoValue
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
DJ LeMahieu2BRockiesFree Agent
Salvador PérezCRoyalsDodger Blue
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 1115:19Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirusJoey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he has never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests.“I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after he was able to join the team. “I don’t know. I really don’t know.”Gallo said he planned to have a more extensive antibody test to be sure after a finger-prick test didn’t indicate that he had COVID-19 at any point.The 26-year-old All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp and isolated from teammates for two weeks after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing. He had two negative tests on his own outside of the MLB testing program, but wasn’t cleared to join the team until consecutive negative tests under the protocol.“It was a strange process to go through. There wasn’t much anybody could have done because the test came up positive,” ... [More]
Sat Jul 1114:19Texas slugger Gallo still isn't sure if he had coronavirusJoey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests.“I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after his first workout. “I don’t know. I really don’t know.”Gallo said he planned to have a more extensive antibody test to be sure after a finger-prick test didn’t indicate that he had COVID-19.The All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing. He had two negative tests on his own outside of the MLB testing program, but wasn’t cleared to join the team until consecutive negative tests under the protocol.Gallo said he is a little behind baseball-wise, but feels good overall. He had been working out for several weeks at the new stadium before the positive tests that forced him to self-isolate in his downtown Dallas apartment and be away from the team for two weeks.The 26-year-old Gallo has totaled 103 home runs in the last three years.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Jul 1020:49Posey out for 2020 as MLB teams deal with churning rostersKole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Alex CobbSPRaysOld Hoss
Freddie Freeman1BBravesRotoValue
Joey Gallo3BRangersFree Agent
Junior GuerraFree Agent
Pete KozmaSSCardinalsFree Agent
Nick MarkakisRFOriolesRotoValue
John MeansFree Agent
Tommy PhamDHCardinalsFree Agent
Buster Posey1B/CGiantsLas Vegas Giants
David PriceSPTigersBig Poison
Travis Shaw1BRed SoxFree Agent
Will SmithRPBrewersFree Agent
Touki ToussaintFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman3B/LFNationalsOld Hoss
PHOENIX (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey became the latest well-known player to opt out of the abbreviated 2020 season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, joining Dodgers pitcher David Price and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the sidelines.Later Friday, the Chicago White Sox said prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech wouldn't play this year. No reason was given for his decision.Others like Texas slugger Joey Gallo and San Diego outfielder Tommy Pham provided good news: They can get back on the field after previously testing positive for the virus.One week into Major League Baseball's strange summer camp, the constant churn of rosters is one of the few constants.Posey — a six-time All-Star and 2012 NL MVP — 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 skipping the season was in his family’s best interest.“Thes... [More]
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