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Our not-as-early-as-you-think MLB hot takes and bold predictions

We will grant that a week or so into the baseball season is typically a bit early to make any proclamations about what we have seen. But as you might have heard, this is not a typical baseball season.In...

NL East adds big twist to already chaotic 2020 MLB season

Nothing says watching Major League Baseball in 2020 quite like watching Monday's New York Mets-Atlanta Braves game in Atlanta, hearing a loud clap of thunder, and having Mets announcer Gary Cohen explain that the thunder was actually from Citi...

MiLB president installs new MLB negotiating group

Five weeks after Minor League Baseball president Pat O'Conner announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, he disbanded the MiLB committee that was handling negotiations with Major League Baseball over the future structure and governance of the minors.ESPN confirmed...

Braves ace Soroka helped off with injured leg

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning against the New York Mets after tumbling to the infield grass with an injured right leg Monday night.Soroka was hurt after...

Ohtani shut down as pitcher; day-to-day as DH

Shohei Ohtani has a grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass near his surgically repaired elbow and will cease pitching for the foreseeable future, the Los Angeles Angels announced on Monday.The team said in a statement that those...

Brewers coach Murphy released after heart attack

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday.Brewers general manager David Stearns said Sunday that Murphy received a stent at...

Jeter blames outbreak on ‘false sense of security’

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks.Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at...

Field of Dreams game postponed to ’21 for virus

Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus.The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled...

Source: Angels calling up top OF prospect Adell

Jo Adell, one of the best prospects in the sport, will join the Los Angeles Angels for their six-game road trip, which begins Tuesday in Seattle, a source confirmed to ESPN.Adell, 21, was ranked as the 10th-best prospect by...

Cards-Tigers postponed due to virus outbreak

The St. Louis Cardinals are the latest team to suffer a coronavirus outbreak, resulting in their four-game series in Detroit being postponed."The Cardinals have had 13 members of the organization test positive for COVID-19 in the last week, including...