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2:27 PM ET The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals are slated to host the New York Yankees when baseball returns, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The matchup between last year’s champion and this year’s co-favorite is set to take place on Opening Day at Nationals Park, however MLB has yet to finalize an
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12:17 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Following the revelation that multiple co-workers had tested positive for the coronavirus, Texas Rangers employees told ESPN on Friday night that they fear for their health and hope the organization will allow
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6:32 PM ET ESPN staff Now that Major League Baseball has a start date for its pandemic-shortened season, it faces hard realities in markets where COVID-19 is spiking, notably Houston, where a top health official says he might object to games if current trends aren’t reversed — and soon. The rate of coronavirus cases is
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12:15 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Ten days ago, as Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association continued haggling over finances in return-to-play discussions, one official said the whole thing felt like “Game of Thrones.” All this
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1:47 AM ET A family of Los Angeles Dodgers fans is seeking $17 million in damages over claims that they were racially profiled and treated with excessive force by the team’s security personnel during a game last October. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, stems from an incident that took place
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10:43 PM ET The San Francisco Giants are doing their part to ensure their fans’ presence will be felt when baseball returns next month — at least in print form. With Major League Baseball prohibiting fans from attending live games due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Giants announced a Fan Cutout Program on Thursday that
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12:18 PM ET The Chicago Cubs hope to have fans in the stands not long after baseball returns for a 60 game season, according to president of business operations Crane Kenney. “We are at a point where we believe we can bring some portion of our fan base back to Wrigley field,” Kenney said on
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9:42 PM ET Eddie Kasko, who spent 29 seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization as a player, manager and executive, died Wednesday, the team announced. He was 88. Kasko played 10 seasons in the majors, earning an All-Star selection in 1961 with the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he played from 1959 to 1963. A
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8:46 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic. “We need to get back on the field, and we need to in a less-charged environment start to have conversations about how we — and
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2:15 PM ET Associated Press Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila says one player and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. Avila said on a video conference that the player was living in Florida, but was not working out at the team’s spring training facilities in Lakeland. He did not identify the two
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