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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor May throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Trevor May has been preparing for this. Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an unprecedented standstill. But a break in the baseball schedule? That's something the Minnesota Twins reliever — and pro video game streamer — thought might happen eventually. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Pros, preps and weekend warriors go virtual amid pandemic

Mar. 25, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

Trevor May has been preparing for this. Not precisely for a global pandemic that would bring sports — and so much else — to an unprecedented standstill. Even hours and hours of dystopian video games couldn't help foresee that. But a break in the baseball schedule? That's something the Minnesota...

A bicyclist rides past T-Mobile Park, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Seattle, where baseball's Seattle Mariners plays home games. In efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on large public gatherings in three counties in the metro Seattle area. That decision impacts the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders, and the XFL's Seattle Dragons home games. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Sports business staff grapple with coronavirus world

Mar. 20, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The idea came together while Dan Migala was working on proper hand-washing techniques with his 5 1/2-year-old son, William. William is a big NBA fan, so they talked about how he needed to wash his hands for 24 seconds like the shot clock in pro basketball. Dan then asked William about how...

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, center, hugs his father as he walks off the court following Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. Mitchell Sr., who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday, March 12, 2020, he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive, with Gobert's result prompting the league to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Negative test for Mitchell's dad `a sigh of relief' to Mets

Mar. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tested negative for the coronavirus, it was “a sigh of relief” to the New York Mets. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is a fixture in and around the Mets’ clubhouse in his job as the team’s director of player relations and...

Members of the Pittsburgh Pirates leave the field after a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MLB delays opening day at least 2 weeks because of virus

Mar. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while. “Pretty shocked,” Davis said, “just how...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning during a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

Mar. 11, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle metro area because of the virus outbreak. Inslee said social gatherings of 250 or more...

Cleveland Indians pitcher Kyle Dowdy, front, fields a grounder as pitchers Carlos Carrasco, left, Shane Bieber, middle, and Logan Allen, right, look on during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians got preview of '20 rotation without Kluber and Bauer

Feb. 28, 2020 3:09 AM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Bieber and all the young Indians starters have pretty much gotten used to being without stalwarts Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer in Cleveland's rotation. They got a head start last season on what it would be like without them. “We didn't have much of a choice last...

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...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

A Minny switch: Sano moves across diamond for Donaldson

Feb. 26, 2020 6:58 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — For the Twins to land free agent Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano knew what would be asked of him. He didn't hesitate. Instead, Sano sent a video to Donaldson, lobbying the 2015 American League MVP to join the Twins. The key to Sano's pitch: He would happily move across the infield to...

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

Maeda gives up leadoff HR in 1st start for Twins, settles in

Feb. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda got off to a memorable start for the Minnesota Twins, that's for sure. The Twins newcomer gave up a home run to Boston's Andrew Benintendi to begin the game Monday, prompting the Japanese pitcher to laugh later. "First time facing hitters so I just wanted to get that...

2B Dozier gets agreement with Padres, invite to spring camp

Feb. 23, 2020 6:07 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the San Diego Padres have reached agreement on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Dozier has played in the World Series the past two years. He hit 20 home runs with 50 RBIs for the champion Washington...