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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a Police vehicle blocks a street near Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, in Philadelphia. On MLB’s opening day, ballparks will be empty with the start of the season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MLB airing 30 classic games digitally on PPD opening day

Mar. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on an opening day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until at least mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its...

New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo rounds third and heads home to score on a single by Dominic Smith during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Mets' Brandon Nimmo cleared to play after cardiac test

Feb. 28, 2020 6:14 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After getting cleared to play by a cardiologist, Brandon Nimmo could joke. “I guess I have a little bit larger heart," the New York Mets outfielder said Friday. “Hey, I’ve got a lot of love to give.” Nimmo was removed from the starting lineup before...

In this image provided by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Ted Simmons poses during a tour the Hall of Fame, Thursday Feb. 27, 2020, in Cooperstown, N.Y.  Simmons, a catcher who played for the Cardinals, Brewers and Braves for 21 seasons, was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee as part of the Class of 2020. He will be inducted in July. (Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum via AP)

Awestruck Ted Simmons marvels at the Baseball Hall of Fame

Feb. 27, 2020 4:12 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ted Simmons just had to stop and soak it all in. “It’s totally overwhelming and humbling, to say the very least," Simmons said Thursday as he gazed at the Baseball Hall of Fame's plaque gallery after a tour of the sport's shrine. “You’re asking yourself...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, 'Field of Dreams' game highlight 2020 MLB schedule

Feb. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals defend their first championship. The Houston Astros take on, well, the world. Major league baseball comes to Iowa — and returns to London. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: THURSDAY, MARCH 26 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds: Nick...

In this photo provided by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Larry Walker poses near the wall of plaques, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Walker said on Tuesday that his Hall of Fame plaque will show him in Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat. He added the key to picking the Rockies is that Colorado was

Walker bundle of nerves after touring Hall of Fame

Feb. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Larry Walker's right hand was shaking ever-so-slightly as he reached to sign the space where his plaque will hang in baseball's Hall of Fame. Reality was still sinking in, a month after his selection. “It doesn’t seem legit. I feel like I just won a lottery ticket,"...

Derek Jeter CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins leaves a meeting during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Jeter says Astros scandal is a 'black eye" for baseball

Feb. 24, 2020 1:10 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter wishes baseball could change the subject. The Miami Marlins CEO, who masterfully steered clear of controversy throughout his Hall of Fame playing career, has watched with dismay each new headline in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. “It’s like a slow...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler waits to take batting practice before Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Twins right fielder Max Kepler didn’t get to watch a lot of major league baseball growing up in Germany. The games he did did see included many Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees matchups, which caused him to become a big fan of Derek Jeter. “I loved watching Jeter, even though I’m a lefty and the complete opposite of what he was,” Kepler said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, before Minnesota’s second full-squad workout. “He was the guy I really looked up to.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Twins right fielder Max Kepler grew up idolizing Derek Jeter

Feb. 18, 2020 3:08 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Twins right fielder Max Kepler didn’t get to watch a lot of major league baseball growing up in Germany. The games he did did see included many Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees matchups, which caused him to become a big fan of Derek Jeter. “I loved watching Jeter, even...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 1987, file photo, New York Yankees' Rickey Henderson, bottom, steals second base below Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernández during a baseball game in New York.  Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett, File)

Former star SS Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Feb. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernández was taken off a life support system in...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro eyes the baseball during a spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Francisco Cervelli says he’s fully recovered from his latest concussion, and Jorge Alfaro says he’s feeling fitter after an offseason spent working on the farm and running sprints. At catcher, at least, the Miami Marlins appear in good shape. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Marlins could be above average at catcher, at least

Feb. 14, 2020 2:36 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Cervelli says he’s fully recovered from his latest concussion, and Jorge Alfaro says he’s feeling fitter after a winter spent working on the farm and running sprints. At catcher, at least, the Miami Marlins appear in good shape. Alfaro, who returns as the...

Boston Red Sox pitchers throw after reporting for spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

Feb. 12, 2020 1:58 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Carrying one of the most hated sports names in Boston is already enough of a burden, so Jeter Downs won’t also try to be the guy who replaces Mookie Betts. The former Dodgers prospect, who was named after Hall of Famer Derek Jeter by his Yankees-loving mother, was acquired in...