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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a Police vehicle blocks a street near Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, in Philadelphia. On MLB’s opening day, ballparks will be empty with the start of the season on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MLB airing 30 classic games digitally on PPD opening day

Mar. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on an opening day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until at least mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes throws to second base during a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Humble Hayes; Pirates 3B prospect impressing as callup nears

Mar. 9, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes thought the call might come last September with the Pittsburgh Pirates in a free fall. It didn't and, yeah, it bothered the third base prospect more than a little. “I just used it as motivation for this offseason going back home," Hayes said recently. "They told...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon singles during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Rendon, Betts, Cole among baseball's big offseason movers

Mar. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Anthony Rendon won a World Series in Washington and then left the Nationals to join Mike Trout and Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels. Gerrit Cole went to the New York Yankees to try to put them over the top. Mookie Betts, the 2018 AL MVP, and two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber were shipped out by...

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon watches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Maddon sees Cubs, Price debuts for Dodgers, Keuchel goes 4

Mar. 3, 2020 1:26 AM EST

Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a warm reception from the Chicago fans at Sloan Park. As if he'd never been away at all. The manager who guided the Cubs to an elusive World Series championship in 2016 and parted ways with...

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon talks with a player during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

New Angels manager Maddon sees Cubs for 1st time since exit

Mar. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Joe Maddon hugged Anthony Rizzo, shared an in-game microphone with Kris Bryant, slapped hands with the Cubs' mascot and drew a warm reception from the Chicago fans at Sloan Park. As if he'd never been away at all. The manager who guided the Cubs to an elusive World Series championship in...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (17) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Boston's Eovaldi hopes to bounce back from an awful 2019.

Mar. 2, 2020 1:09 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi hopes to bounce back from an awful 2019. He helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series, throwing 97 pitches over six innings in the 18-inning Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. While Eovaldi allowed Max Muncy's game-ending home run, his outing was credited as...

Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner throws during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Cowboy Up: MadBum solid in first outing with Diamondbacks

Feb. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner showed the Arizona Diamondbacks he's more than a rodeo star. The team's marquee free-agent acquisition of the offseason was solid in his first spring training outing on Thursday. He retired his first five batters, including four on strikeouts, before giving up a...

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros, 'Field of Dreams' game highlight 2020 MLB schedule

Feb. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Washington Nationals defend their first championship. The Houston Astros take on, well, the world. Major league baseball comes to Iowa — and returns to London. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: THURSDAY, MARCH 26 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds: Nick...

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman prepares to face Josh James as James pitched a live batting practice during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Bregman becomes 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games

Feb. 26, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston's Alex Bregman was hit on the back by a breaking ball from St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos on Wednesday, the seventh Astros player plunked in five spring training games. “It was a splitter,” Bregman said. “It just got away from him.” Some...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...