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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts watches his infield pop fly during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

AP source: Proposal would let Betts, Bauer go free in fall

Mar. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner's office and the players' association. If there's no season because of the new coronavirus,...

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, right, stands next to newly- signed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi as he puts a team shirt on before speaking to the media Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

Mar. 25, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders. “Maybe that’s something we have to consider,” Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Judge still hasn't resumed baseball activities

Mar. 25, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge still has not resumed baseball activities. Judge did not play in any spring training games because of discomfort in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder that he felt when swinging. The Yankees said March 6 that the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year...

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) talks with manager Torey Lovullo, right, after leaving a spring training baseball game after pitching a shutout into the fourth inning against the Kansas City Royals, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

New normal: MLB adjusts to coronavirus uncertainty

Mar. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Major league teams adjusted to their strange new normal, with more players returning to their hometowns as they realized baseball won't be played for months. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said he feels like he's “playing hooky” every day as the world fights the new coronavirus...

Toronto Blue Jays take batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

2nd Yankees minor leaguer tests positive for coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A second New York Yankees minor leaguer has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The player, while in self-quarantine, reported fatigue and an elevated temperature to medical personnel with the Yankees, according to the team. The player was tested Sunday and returned to...

Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner loses control of a foul tip by New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Gary Sánchez misses batting practice due to flu

Mar. 10, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez missed batting practice Tuesday because he has the flu and will be re-evaluated later this week. Manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez, sidelined since the weekend by a sore back, was examined by team doctors. “He had the fever last night,...

Detroit Tigers catcher Grayson Greiner loses control of a foul tip by New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Sánchez could return Friday; Paxton to start throwing

Mar. 9, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez could be back in the lineup Friday if his sore back keeps improving. Sánchez played consecutive games for the first time this year on Thursday and Friday, then felt sore Saturday and hasn't played since. "I'm not real concerned about...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb (17) and relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong (43) and other pitchers warm up during spring training baseball, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

O's: Mancini needs 'non-baseball-related medical procedure'

Mar. 7, 2020 9:01 PM EST

In a gloomy season for the Baltimore Orioles last year, one of their few bright spots was Trey Mancini. Now they'll have to do without him for a while. The big-hitting Mancini will undergo what the team is calling “a non-baseball-related medical procedure." Manager Brandon Hyde said Saturday that Mancini...

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez runs during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks catcher Sanchez has sore back, slowed for couple days

Mar. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was scratched from batting practice Saturday due to a sore back, though manager Aaron Boone said he doesn't think the problem is serious. Boone said he thought the soreness stemmed from Sanchez playing back-to-back games for the first time in...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge speaks at a news conferece after a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks star Judge has broken rib, return to lineup uncertain

Mar. 6, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Now the New York Yankees know what's wrong with Aaron Judge. As to when he'll be OK to play, no telling. Judge has a broken rib and it's uncertain whether he will need surgery, leaving doubt when he can return to the lineup. Manager Aaron Boone said he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving...