MLB Spring Training

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins, right, stands next to newly- signed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi as he puts a team shirt on before speaking to the media Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020 in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
March 25, 2020 - 4:01 pm
TORONTO (AP) — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders. “Maybe that’s something we have to consider,” Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said...
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An empty practice field is seen at the Miami Marlins spring training baseball facility, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. On Sunday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed across the country for the next eight weeks. Major League Baseball planned to update teams Monday on its health policy.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Associated Press
March 16, 2020 - 2:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement...
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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. walks off the field during a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball delayed the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak and suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule. Opening day had been scheduled for March 26. The decision announced by Commissioner Rob Manfred on Thursday...
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White Sox Michael Kopech
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Associated Press
March 10, 2020 - 7:34 pm
Michael Kopech quickly got back up to speed for the Chicago White Sox. In his first game since having Tommy John surgery 18 months ago, Kopech threw 11 pitches — and six reached 100 mph. "Yeah, I might have been a little geeked," he said Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander started against Texas...
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New York Yankees' Zack Britton delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Associated Press
March 04, 2020 - 7:21 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the union wants to allow it with protections that would prevent catchers' signs from being visible. Players' association head Tony Clark met...
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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, right, signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball practice Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Associated Press
February 14, 2020 - 2:56 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by the Houston Astros' attempts to apologize for -- and put behind them -- their sign-stealing scandal. "They cheated. They were found guilty of it. And I haven't heard it yet...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands at the rail during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Maddon did not receive a contract extension, sending him into the final year of his current deal with an uncertain future. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card...
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Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball General Manager Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 08, 2018 - 6:38 pm
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended...
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