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Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

Mark Hamilton got a World Series ring after playing nearly half a season with the St. Louis Cardinals when they won the 2011 championship.

Cal Ripken Jr. heads charity campaign, longs for baseball’s return

Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a contribution of $250,000 and opening a social media …

This Date in Baseball: April 4

This Date in Baseball for April 4

Bryce Harper, Steven Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts.

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.

UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Big league vets with minor league deals get up to $50,000

About 370 players who were at big league spring training with minor league contracts will get payments of up to $50,000 each from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

This Date in Baseball: April 2

This Date in Baseball for April 2, 2020.

Call to arms: Compressed schedule could mean more pitchers

New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake anticipates a brimming bullpen when and if opening day comes around this year.

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Mariners’ Marco Gonzales encouraged by MLB coronavirus deal but hopes pitchers are protected

The boredom and isolated monotony that comes with social distancing? That’s nothing for Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales after he recently traversed U.S. Route 93, a seemingly endless stretch of two-lane, …

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

Rangers vet Shin-Soo Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is giving $1,000 each to 191 minor league players in the Texas organization.

Cubs-Cardinals series in London in June canceled by MLB

Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This Date in Baseball: April 1

This Date in Baseball for April 1, 2020

6-man rotations? Piggybacking starters? Pitching, post virus

Even with major leaguers likely to receive some semblance of another spring training to get ready, teams are going to have to be creative with how they handle starting pitchers …

O’s slugger Chris Davis expects return to spring form after return

Following three straight frustrating seasons that led him to consider retirement, Chris Davis was in the midst of an outstanding spring training when Major League Baseball came to a halt …

Noted doctor James Andrews temporarily halts Tommy John surgeries

Prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews has temporarily halted Tommy John operations at his Florida medical center in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Masks on the field? Nick Ahmed ready if games can be played

Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed has seen some pictures of recent baseball games in Asia where players have worn protective masks to shield themselves from the spread of coronavirus.

UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset

Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by …

This Date in Baseball: March 29

This Date in Baseball for March 29

MLB final pitch could be closer to Christmas than Halloween

The final pitch of the 2020 baseball season could be thrown closer to Christmas than Halloween.

UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

AP sources: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

People familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball players have agreed to a deal that would preserve service time if the season is canceled because …

UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Larry Stone: Waiting for MLB’s opening day amid coronavirus crisis: ‘You have to laugh; if not, you’re going to cry.’

Under different circumstances, Rick Rizzs would have been bubbling with enthusiasm Thursday – turned up to an even higher boil than normal from a man who thrives on undisguised zeal.

Tim Dahlberg: Enough greed, just shorten the baseball season

Major league owners and players seem to be in rare agreement. They want to play as many games as possible, as soon as possible. Ordinarily that would be something to …

Twinbills? Winter windup? Baseball’s 2020 could be creative

In the upside-down universe of Major League Baseball – which is on hold until at least mid-May and quite possibly longer as the world fights the coronavirus spread – just …

Opening day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

To baseball fans, opening day is an annual rite of spring that evokes great anticipation and warm memories.

MLB ballparks will remain eerily empty on ‘opening day’

There will be empty ballparks on what was supposed to be Major League Baseball’s opening day

UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

7-inning doubleheaders? MLBers open to considering new ideas

With opening day postponed until at least mid-May, this might be the year the baseball needs to try out some creative ideas.

Mets star pitcher Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John surgery

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn elbow ligament and needs Tommy John surgery and will not pitch this year.

UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

Mariners release Sam Tuivailala, option four to Tacoma

Even with Major League Baseball shut down and spring-training sites devoid of players or activity, teams can still make roster moves, cutting players from spring training and re-assigning them or …

Aaron Judge reveals he had collapsed lung, says rib improving

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge revealed he had a collapsed lung that has healed and said his broken rib is improving.

Twin bill? Doubleheaders may be possibility to make up games

Doubleheaders could be a possibility once a baseball season delayed by the new coronavirus gets under way.