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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray warms up in the bullpen during team baseball practice at Chase Field, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Upcoming MLB free agents have fewer games to impress

Jul. 8, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray already knew 2020 would be a big season for his financial future because it's his last one before becoming a free agent. Now the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander has less time to make a strong impression. Major League Baseball's coronavirus-delayed 60-game season is much shorter...

New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of an intrasquad game during baseball practice Tuesday July 7, 2020, in New York. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday via AP)

Yanks' Cole learns safety-protocol lesson in 1st intrasquad

Jul. 7, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole couldn't have expected the New York Yankees to take the ball away from him just one batter into his first home start in the Bronx. But the team's new $324 million ace learned the hard way about one of baseball’s new coronavirus safety protocols Tuesday night during an...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during a simulated game at a baseball workout at Citi Field, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AP source: Mets to host Yankees on 20th anniversary of 9/11

Jul. 7, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets will host the crosstown Yankees on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 next season, according to a person familiar with the decision. The clubs will play at Citi Field in a game sure to be full of emotions for the city that's also reported over 18,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths...

The Minnesota Twins run drills on Target Field at a baseball camp iMonday, July 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

Jul. 7, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. By the time MLB revealed each team’s 60-game slate...

New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ throws to Miguel Andujar during the first inning of an intrasquad baseball game Monday, July 6, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees hold 1st camp intrasquad game of virus era

Jul. 6, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No fans. No music. A bullpen catcher calling balls and strikes. Still, for one night at least, the New York Yankees played something resembling a baseball game in the Bronx. “It felt great, actually,” said starter J.A. Happ, who pitched for Team Yankees against Team Bombers....

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts fields a fly ball during the restart of baseball spring training Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

MLB '20 schedule: Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open on July 23

Jul. 6, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts, Gerrit Cole and a pair of high-profile matchups are set for opening day as Major League Baseball begins its shortened 60-game season on July 23 in ballparks without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. MLB released the schedule Monday, and it starts with two games. Cole and the...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tanaka doing well; Yanks to air intrasquad game Monday

Jul. 5, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week. Encouraged by Tanaka’s...

This March 26, 2020 file photo shows an empty Yankee Stadium on opening day due to COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions in the Bronx borough of New York. The Yankees and Mets would train in New York if Major League Baseball and its players try to start the coronavirus-delayed season. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Saturday, June 20, 2020, and the teams confirmed the decisions. (John Woike/Samara Media via AP)

Back on the bump: New dad Cole sets sights on Yankees title

Jul. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ready for a high-profile New York Yankees debut at World Series champion Washington on July 23, Gerrit Cole explained his mindset. “There is only going to be only one coronavirus World Series champion, and so that's unique in and of itself,” he said Friday. “I...

Astros look to McCullers to help make up for loss of Cole

Jul. 3, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s departure to join the New York Yankees in free agency left a gaping hole in Houston’s rotation entering the season. The Astros hope the return of Lance McCullers will help lessen the blow. The 26-year-old McCullers is healthy and ready to go after missing last...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

Zooming in to start unprecedented MLB summer camp amid virus

Jul. 2, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB's unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume practice, 60-year-old...