Latest Nick Ahmed News

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jharel Cotton, left, throws alongside other pitchers during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers

Apr. 1, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When and if opening day comes around this year, New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen. Major League Baseball and the players' association have talked about a compressed schedule to get in as many games as possible. That will set off a call to arms. "I...

Workers wearing protective gears disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Korea Baseball Organization has postponed the start of new season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Masks on the field? Ahmed ready if games can be played

Mar. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

In order to get back on the baseball field, Nick Ahmed is willing to play as a masked man. The two-time Gold Glove shortstop for the Arizona Diamondbacks said he's seen some pictures of recent baseball games in Asia where players have worn protective masks to shield themselves from the spread of the coronavirus....