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Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi, left, talks with Bryce Harper, right, prior to a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

Aug. 3, 2020 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had at least 18...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes reacts after striking out against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Mets slugger Céspedes leaves team, opts out of 2020 season

Aug. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out of playing the rest of this season. Hours after Céspedes didn’t report to the ballpark without explanation, the Mets discovered in the late...

Rain falls on Comerica Park during a weather delay for a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

LEADING OFF: Reds-Tigers debut MLB's 7-inning doubleheaders

Aug. 2, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

A look at what's happening in the majors today: LET’S PLAY 7! Shortened doubleheaders are about to make their Major League Baseball debut. At least that’s the plan. In this most unpredictable and unusual of seasons, perhaps we shouldn’t take anything for granted. The Detroit Tigers are set to...

New York Mets' Brian Dozier gets ready for a pitch during the second inning of the baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mets add Dozier at 2B, put Núñez on IL, confirm Maxwell deal

Jul. 30, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Brian Dozier wasn’t even sure he wanted to play this season. Once he made up his mind and joined the New York Mets, it didn’t take long to crack the starting lineup. The veteran second baseman was summoned to Citi Field from the team’s alternate training...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis waits to take batting during baseball spring training in North Port, Fla. Markakis is returning to the Braves, three weeks after announcing his decision to opt out of the 2020 season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Braves' Markakis returns 3 weeks after opting out of season

Jul. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Markakis is returning to the Atlanta Braves, three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to his concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Markakis, the veteran outfielder who is in his sixth season with Atlanta, said Wednesday he changed his mind about sitting out...

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)

Cole, Stanton lead Yanks past Nats 4-1 in stormy MLB opener

Jul. 24, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus-shortened Major League Baseball season finally started amid the pandemic Thursday night with plenty of unusual elements — zero fans, umpires wearing masks, Washington star Juan Soto sidelined by COVID-19, all Nationals and Yankees kneeling together before the...

An opening week logo is displayed at Citi Field during the New York Mets baseball practice, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in New York. The Mets open the season in Friday against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LEADING OFF: Opening day in DC, Dodger Stadium amid pandemic

Jul. 23, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OPENING DAY Washington ace Max Scherzer is set to throw the first pitch of the coronavirus-delayed season when he faces Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Later, Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw takes on the rival San Francisco...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier, left, watches his two-run home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning of a baseball spring training game Saturday, July 18, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Opening day amid virus: Masks, empty parks, social justice

Jul. 22, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

Opening day, at last. A baseball season that was on the brink before it ever began because of the virus outbreak is set to start Thursday night when excitable Max Scherzer and the World Series champion Washington Nationals host prized ace Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees. When it does get underway —...

A 2019 World Series champions logo displayed is seen on the top of the dugout during the Washington Nationals baseball practice at Nationals Park, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Record drought: Nats aim to be 1st repeat champ since Yanks

Jul. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Dave Martinez got a kick out of seeing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and other Washington Nationals finally open their championship rings a couple of weeks ago in the clubhouse — even if it was months later than originally planned and with no one around but other...

Seattle Mariners' Zach DeLoach, left, watches as a pitch goes past and to catcher Tom Murphy as an umpire prepares to make a call during baseball practice Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

AP sources: About 10 MLB umpires opt out over virus concerns

Jul. 14, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press about the decisions on Tuesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because...