Latest MLB Spring Training News

Cincinnati Reds infielder Matt Davidson touches his cap as he runs the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of the exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

The Latest: Reds' Matt Davidson tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 25, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cincinnati Reds infielder Matt Davidson tested positive for COVID-19 and went on the 10-day injured list one day after he started the opener as a DH. Davidson popped out and grounded into a double play during the Reds' 7-1 win...

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez gets ready to bat during baseball practice at Kauffman Stadium, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals keep tweaking roster as 60-game season approaches

Jul. 18, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had the entire offseason, all of spring training and, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic putting sports on hold, much of the summer to consider ways to tweak and improve their roster going forward. They were still making moves a week before their abbreviated...

St. Louis Cardinals' Lane Thomas (35) is safe at second for a stolen base as infielder Max Schrock handles the throw during an intrasquad practice baseball game at Busch Stadium Thursday, July 9, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals quietly ramping up for shortened big league season

Jul. 14, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

Things have been remarkably ordinary as the St. Louis Cardinals conduct spring training 2.0. At least, as ordinary as they can be during such extraordinary times. Their core players have continued to test negative for COVID-19 ahead of next week's opener of the abbreviated season. They haven't had any injuries...

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)

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes

Jul. 11, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan — the site of the next Olympics — is handling the coronavirus. “They seem to be doing a pretty good...

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...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Kansas City's Keller and O'Hearn test positive

Jul. 7, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Kansas City Royals say right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for COVID-19. The 24-year-old Keller is in his third season with Kansas City after joining the organization as a...

Washington Nationals' manager Dave Martinez, left, and bullpen coach Henry Blanco walk together during a baseball training camp workout at Nationals Stadium, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts over virus testing delay

Jul. 7, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball's two World Series teams canceled workouts Monday because of coronavirus testing delays that one executive worried could endanger the season. The defending champion Washington Nationals and reigning American League champion Houston Astros called off training camp practices after...

Detroit Tigers' Spencer Torkelson hits in the batting cage as Tigers general manager Al Avila, left, watches during baseball training camp at Comerica Park Saturday, July 4, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Spencer Torkelson has shown Tigers why they took him No. 1

Jul. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson has quickly showed the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. 1 overall this year and gave him a $8-plus million signing bonus to get in uniform for training camp. Torkelson put his power on full display during his first batting practice. “His first couple of...

Tatis Jr. wears mask during workout; Pham tests positive

Jul. 3, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prized shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. wore a facemask throughout the reboot of spring training Friday for the San Diego Padres, who reported that outfielder Tommy Pham tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. General manager A.J. Preller said another test is pending but...

Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton (2), left, speaks with a staff member as the Washington Nationals hold their first training camp work out at Nationals Stadium, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Defending champion Nats return healthy, careful on protocols

Jul. 3, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's mantra of going 1-0 every day followed the Washington Nationals to their first World Series title. When they resumed workouts Friday at summer training camp in the midst of a global pandemic, the manager's mantra remained. Only, it has a different meaning for the defending...