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2:50 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman became the team’s third major league player to test positive for the coronavirus, manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday afternoon. “We did have a player test positive, it was Aroldis Chapman, so he is
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1:32 PM ET ESPN News Services All-Star slugger Joey Gallo has been cleared to return to the Texas Rangers for team workouts after previously testing positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Friday. Gallo had to have two consecutive negative tests more than 24 hours apart in order to be cleared by a physician. The
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6:42 PM ET Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season, the team announced Friday. “Michael Kopech has informed us of his decision to not participate in the 2020 season,” GM Rick Hahn said. “We recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization
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12:28 PM ET San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has opted to not play this season, telling reporters on Friday that his family recently adopted identical twin girls who were born prematurely. “After weighing it for a long time, talking to doctors, I just feel like in the current state that we are right now
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9:54 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger is healthy, his mind is right and he’s ready for whatever baseball’s shortened 60-game season brings. Bellinger is looking to pick up where he left off after a stellar performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019. The reigning National League MVP batted .305 with
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10:25 AM ET The first thing one might notice when participating in any fantasy baseball mock draft on ESPN this month is that so many of the projected numbers, whether they are for hitters or pitchers, kind of look the same. Expectations for so many relevant hitters settle into the 8-10 home run range with
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1:32 PM ET Associated Press Cleveland Indians outfielder Franmil Reyes has been cleared by the team’s medical staff to return to the field after being isolated for attending a party over the July Fourth weekend. The team kept Reyes away from Progressive Field as a precaution after he attended a holiday gathering without wearing a
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10:17 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. Gerrit Cole once again showed a glimpse of what New York Yankees fans can expect this season out of their $324 million ace. In his first intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday night, Cole threw five innings of one-hit ball, which required
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7:53 PM ET Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Jake Diekman has serious questions about Major League Baseball’s ability to pull off a season given the issues everywhere getting timely test results, forcing delays and cancellations of workouts. For now, Diekman still plans to play. He must be extra careful given he has the autoimmune condition
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1:13 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Last month, when former Major League Baseball All-star Torii Hunter said he’d been called the N-word “a hundred times” at Boston’s storied Fenway Park, the Red Sox were quick to back him up with a promise to fight racism. “Torii Hunter’s experience is real,” the team said
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10:14 AM ET The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros have canceled their team workouts scheduled for Monday, citing the safety of their players as both clubs await results of COVID-19 testing from last Friday. Nationals president and general manager Mike Rizzo announced the reigning World Series champions’ decision and called on Major League Baseball to
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