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FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, an Iowa flag waves in the wind over the field at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville. A temporary 8,000-seat stadium is nearing completion at the site, about 200 miles west of Chicago, adjacent to where the movie was filmed on a diamond in a cornfield. This would be the major league game played in Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Cards replace Yanks as White Sox opponent at Field of Dreams

Jul. 1, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The new...

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MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

Jul. 1, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

Yoán Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That's a good description of the environment that greeted...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto speaks in Seattle. For a number of rebuilding teams, the 2020 baseball season was supposed to be another step in the progression of their top prospects eventually reaching the big leagues. By the time June rolled around, Dipoto expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching on the mound at T-Mobile Park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Rebuilding MLB clubs hope to keep developing top prospects

Jun. 29, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto had at one point expected former first-round pick Logan Gilbert to be pitching at T-Mobile Park by the time June rolled around. He also believed Jarred Kelenic, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, would likely soon follow him to the big...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny pauses in the dugout prior to a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, baseball's first summer camp — time will be one precious commodity with about three weeks before opening day. “We're going to have some live batting practices the first day they show up. Day 1 and Day 2. ... Multiple ups for the starters,

Majors confronting short time period before opening day

Jun. 26, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, baseball's...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif. Maxwell is the only major leaguer to take a knee during the playing of

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

Jun. 24, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So, where were we? Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Even before the final out, both sides had gotten the official word: Major League Baseball was shutting down immediately because of the...

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals outfielders Juan Soto, from left, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton celebrate after beating the Chicago White Sox 9-5 in an interleague baseball game in Washington. For the 2019 Nationals, Game No. 60 on June 4, 2019, served as something of a microcosm of the whole season and an example of their

After 60 games in 2019, Series champ Nats were in trouble

Jun. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe this gives fans a sense of what it will mean to have a Major League Baseball season shrunk down to just 60 games this year during the pandemic: Where were the Washington Nationals that far into 2019? Last year, the Nationals played their 60th of 162 games on June 4 -- and came back...

White Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick Crochet

Jun. 22, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500. Crochet went No. 11 overall in the June 10 amateur draft. The 21-year-old left-hander made one start before his junior season at Tennessee was...

Executive to be first black CEO of Birmingham chamber

Jun. 22, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Atlanta-area business leader will become the first Black chief executive of Birmingham’s regional chamber of commerce, the organization said Monday. The Birmingham Business Alliance said Kenneth E. Coleman has been named president and CEO of the economic development...

Visitors play on the field at the Field of Dreams movie site, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Dyersville, Iowa. Major League Baseball is building another field a few hundred yards down a corn-lined path from the famous movie site in eastern Iowa but unlike the original, it's unclear whether teams will show up for a game this time as the league and its players struggle to agree on plans for a coronavirus-shortened season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Baseball plans game at Field of Dreams, but will they come?

Jun. 11, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White Sox teammates strode out of the stalks and...

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball player Jesus Navarro, left center, wears a mask while he prepares to fly home along with his teammates from the Dominican Republic at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. Unlike the NFL, NBA or Major League Baseball that can run on television revenue, it's impossible for some minor sports leagues in North America to go on in empty stadiums and arenas in light of the coronavirus pandemic. These attendance-driven leagues might not play again at all in 2020, putting some teams in danger of surviving at all and potentially changing the landscape of minor league sports in the future. (Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

At least 16 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

May. 29, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. The Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres,...