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More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease

Baseball / MLB Jul 8, 2020

More positive tests, canceled workouts add to MLB unease

As baseball nears the two-week countdown to the start of its delayed season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep more players, including Boston Red Sox projected opening day starter Eduardo Rodriguez, off the field. On Tuesday, one day after Major League Baseball released its 60-game ...

Nationals, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delays

MLB Jul 7, 2020

Nationals, Astros cancel workouts over virus testing delays

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 not receiving test results from Friday. ...

'King Felix' opts out of MLB season due to coronavirus

Baseball / MLB Jul 6, 2020

'King Felix' opts out of MLB season due to coronavirus

Former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old’s bid to revive his career. Stars Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Jose ...

Pablo Sandoval's weight not an issue for Giants

Baseball / MLB Jul 6, 2020

Pablo Sandoval's weight not an issue for Giants

Pablo Sandoval's size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as baseball begins again. Manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday the San Francisco Giants fully expect their "Kung Fu Panda” to be ready and in game shape to contribute by ...

Hawks veteran Tsuyoshi Wada gets first win

Japanese Baseball Jul 5, 2020

Hawks veteran Tsuyoshi Wada gets first win

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada held the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hitless through the sixth inning in an 8-3 Pacific League victory on Saturday. The 39-year-old's mixed up his low-velocity fastball with his changeup, slider and an occasional curve to keep the Fighters completely ...