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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter talks to the media before the team plays the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. Jeter blames 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 least 18 players. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP, File)

Baseball Hall of Fame opens Inductees Exhibit

Aug. 12, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2020 has to wait a year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated at the shrine. The museum’s Inductees Exhibit is now...

Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar, right, hits a fifth-inning solo home run during a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Marlins, Tigers creating interesting standings early

Aug. 10, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

If you wanted chaos in this abbreviated baseball season, you’re already getting it. The question is: How long it will last? If the playoffs started Monday, the Marlins and Tigers would be in, while last year’s pennant winners — the Nationals and Astros — would not. It still feels...

New York Mets' Michael Wacha (45) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets' Wacha goes on IL with right shoulder inflammation

Aug. 9, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wacha has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the New York Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said before Sunday’s game with Miami that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, reacts with third base coach Dino Abel after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Pederson homers twice to lead Dodgers over Padres, 7-6

Aug. 6, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joc Pederson’s second home run of the game sailed an estimated 435 feet through two palm trees just beyond the center field fence at Petco Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the San Diego Padres 7-6 Wednesday night to take two of three in an early series between NL West...

Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli, right, reacts while celebrating near his team's dugout after hitting a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

AP sources: MLB plans 28-man rosters through postseason

Aug. 4, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union plan to maintain 28-man rosters through the end of the postseason amid continued challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, two people familiar with the matter said. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday...

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)

Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Aug. 2, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

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 interview...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

MLB, players agree to expand playoffs to 16 teams

Jul. 24, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed Thursday to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16 for the pandemic-delayed season, a decision that makes it likely teams with losing records will reach the postseason. The agreement was reached hours before the season opener...

AP source: MLB and players' union agree to 16-team playoffs for 2020, pending MLB owners' approval

Jul. 23, 2020 4:43 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: MLB and players' union agree to 16-team playoffs for 2020, pending MLB owners' approval.
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge points skyward after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Judge, Yankees discuss gesture against racial injustice

Jul. 21, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge knows San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler took a knee along with several of his players, and the New York Yankees star wants to talk with his teammates about whether they want to make a gesture against racial injustice before Major League Baseball’s season opener....

FILE - In this Saturday, July 4, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun throws in the outfield during baseball practice at Miller Park in Milwaukee. After reaching the National League championship series in 2018 and falling in the NL wild-card game last year, the Brewers are seeking an unprecedented third straight playoff berth during this unusual 60-game season. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Brewers seek to make history with 3rd straight playoff berth

Jul. 14, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers want to celebrate their golden anniversary by accomplishing something they have never done before. After reaching the National League Championship Series in 2018 and falling in the NL wild-card game last year, the Brewers are seeking an unprecedented third straight...