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Minor league players sent scrambling by closed spring camps

PHOENIX (AP) -- For most, the news was delivered via text message or email.''All minor league players and staff will be sent home over the next 24-48 hours. This is not to be repeated, but for your information to...

Rockies Hall of Famer Larry Walker to serve as Avs’ honorary emergency goalie

The NHL's emergency goalie system has created new celebrities, like 42-year-old former Zamboni driver David Ayres, who was thrust into action last month for the Carolina Hurricanes.Now famous people are signing up to be emergency goalies.Larry Walker, the longtime...

Today in Baseball History: Shea Stadium gets greenlighted

On March 16, 1961 — 59 years ago today — the state of New York approved a bond issue for the construction of a 55,000-seat stadium on the site of the 1939-40 World’s Fair in the Queens, in an...

Kiley McDaniel’s top 100 prospects for 2020

This is my first stab at a top 100 prospects list for Major League Baseball at ESPN after doing this a few times at FanGraphs. The idea is to combine various advanced metrics, industry sources (mostly scouts and executives)...

Félix Hernández may have been on his way to a comeback season

Everyone has been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautions taken to combat it: stadium workers, grounds crew, fans, coaches, and of course, the players. Minor league players won’t get paid for a while longer. Coaches have no...

Back on mound, Nationals’ Max Scherzer pleased with bullpen session

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was pleased with his first bullpen session after being scratched from a scheduled start."It was good, was able to throw all pitches," Scherzer said Thursday.The 35-year-old right-hander missed Tuesday's...

Sources — Yankees have second minor leaguer test positive for coronavirus

The New York Yankees have informed their minor league players that another minor leaguer in the organization has tested positive for coronavirus, sources familiar with the message distributed to players told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Tuesday.The Yankees have now...

When — and if — play resumes, MLB must be careful

When the Major League Baseball season is restarted in 2020 -- that is to say, if it's restarted, because it's foolhardy to assume anything under the current circumstances -- the run-up to the first games could be fast and...

Lucas Giolito on the COVID-19 uncertainty and what’s next for White Sox

This time last week, Lucas Giolito was starting to ramp up his workload, prepping for what many expected would be an Opening Day start against the Kansas City Royals on March 26.Now, and for the foreseeable future, Giolito has put...

MLB prefers teams flip sites if virus shuts parks

NEW YORK (AP) -- If Major League Baseball can't play in front of fans at a team's home ballpark because of the virus outbreak, the sport's first preference likely would be to switch games to the visiting team's stadium...

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