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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, speaks with fans as he arrives at Nationals Park for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 02, 2020 - 12:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19. He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
August 01, 2020 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19. He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season. “In the course of monitoring Eduardo after his return, we discovered that he was...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
August 01, 2020 - 6:16 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Three-time AL Most Valuable Player Mike Trout is now a first-time dad. The Los Angeles Angels center fielder and his wife, Jessica, announced the birth of their first child Saturday, a boy named Beckham Aaron Trout. “Our greatest gift from above,” Mike Trout wrote on his...
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Rain falls on Comerica Park during a weather delay for a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 01, 2020 - 1:49 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were set to play Major League Baseball's first doubleheader scheduled for seven-inning games on Sunday in order to make up a rainout. The start of Saturday's game was moved up five hours in an attempt to beat a forecast calling for a wet evening...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 31, 2020, file photo, fan cutouts sit in seats behind home plate at Miller Park after it was announced that the baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cardinals in Milwaukee, was postponed after two Cardinals employees tested positive for the coronavirus. One more player and three staff members with the Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of their game on Saturday against the Brewers, according to a person familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
August 01, 2020 - 12:30 pm
The coronavirus forced baseball's 17th postponement in 10 days on Saturday, prompting at least two more players to opt out and casting doubt the league can complete a truncated 2020 season. A Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee was postponed for the second straight day after one more player and...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Isan Diaz bats during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, but second baseman Isan Diaz decided to opt out of the season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 01, 2020 - 10:02 am
The Miami Marlins received no new positive results in their latest round of coronavirus testing, a person familiar with the situation said Saturday, but second baseman Isan Diaz opted out of the season. The Philadelphia Phillies, meanwhile, said Saturday they had no new positives from tests a day...
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Fan cutouts are seen behind home plate at Miller Park after it was announced that the Milwaukee Brewers home opener was postponed after two St. Louis Cardinals employees tested positive for the coronavirus, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 01, 2020 - 1:21 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WHO’S PLAYING? The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at Milwaukee after St. Louis became the latest team to get shut down by the coronavirus. The Brewers’ home opener was postponed Friday because two Cardinals players tested...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts as he approaches home plate after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, Friday, July 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 31, 2020 - 9:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — His chambers left empty, Aaron Judge still rules right field at Yankee Stadium. Judge homered for the third straight night, Jordan Montgomery cut up one of the league's hottest lineups in his 2020 debut and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Friday in their first...
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Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley, left and catcher Stephen Vogt celebrate the 4-1 win over the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
July 31, 2020 - 7:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the season,...
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Chicago Cubs fans wait for a ball outside of Wrigley Field before the Opening Day baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in Chicago, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Chicago. In a normal year, that would mean a sellout crowd at Wrigley Field and jammed bars surrounding the famed ballpark. But in a pandemic-shortened season, it figures to be a different atmosphere. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 31, 2020 - 11:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Standing on a corner on Waveland Avenue, Moe Mullins has seen them come and go. Sosa and McGwire. The Sandberg Game. Pujols. Young and old men alike. Summers full of blue skies, and a neighborhood changed forever. “You know, life is a big circle,” Mullins says. Like a baseball. While...
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