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UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Mariners’ Kyle Seager looks to be example for younger teammates in Seattle

When the games start, Kyle Seager doesn’t intend to be wearing a mask all the time.


UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

Giants return, so do some players, but Padres’ Jorge Mateo out

As Major League Baseball cautiously tiptoes closer toward beginning its delayed 2020 season, several teams welcomed back players who might have been exposed to the coronavirus and the San Francisco …


UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

Matt Calkins: Mariners’ Braden Bishop in ‘a really tough spot’ about whether to play as coronavirus hits family

SEATTLE – You don’t have to preach to Mariners center fielder Braden Bishop about the contagious nature of the novel coronavirus. His younger brother Hunter contracting it was all the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 6, 2020

5 must-read baseball books as MLB returns to action

After weeks of acrimonious discussions over salary between billionaire owners and millionaire players, major league baseball will commence later in the month.


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Mariners deal with rare Fourth of July with no ballgame

Perhaps the only thing normal about this Fourth of July in terms of tradition was the cooler temperatures and cloudy morning skies in the Puget Sound region, which gave way …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Tough day for MLB: David Price out, Freddie Freeman positive, Masahiro Tanaka hurt

On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration.


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Dodgers pitcher David Price won’t play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price won’t play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Yanks pitcher Masahiro Tanaka hit in head; DJ LeMahieu, Luis Cessa test positive

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during …


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

Braves star Freddie Freeman, 3 others test positive for virus

Atlanta Braves four-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, premier reliever Will Smith and two teammates have tested positive for the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Mariners hope 6-man rotation pays off now and going forward

SEATTLE – When the Seattle Mariners kicked off summer camp Friday, figuring out how to get pitchers ready in three weeks was a primary concern.


UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

31 MLB players, 7 staff test positive for COVID-19, or 1.2%

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%.


UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Making the cut: Four former Gonzaga players earn spots on MLB 60-man rosters

With COVID-19 laying waste to college athletics this spring, Gonzaga baseball had its season abruptly shut down in mid-March.


MLB players begin reporting for tests as first workouts near

Baseball players began reporting to their teams Wednesday in the most significant step yet as MLB presses ahead with its plan for a 60-game sprint of a season.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

MLB teams not able to disclose who goes on IL due to virus

Trying to find out the status of a baseball player coming back from an ankle injury will definitely be easier than learning whether someone tested positive for the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Rockies OF Ian Desmond decides to sit out this season

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.


UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Analysis: Who will make the Mariners’ 40-man roster and 20-man ‘taxi squad’ for shortened MLB season?

SEATTLE – At first, it seemed like it would be a quick and easy analysis. The plan, which most baseball writers will do in the next few days, was to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

AP interview: Rob Manfred: `We owe it to our fans to be better’

Rob Manfred knows many fans were angered by the financial fight between Major League Baseball and the players’ association during a pandemic.


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Mac Lardner, Nick Trogrlic-Iverson continue pitching pipeline from Gonzaga to St. Louis Cardinals

Gonzaga lefty Mac Lardner really wanted to hear his name called during the MLB draft a couple of weeks ago. But the consolation prize, if you can call it that, …


UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

For openers: MLB tries again with short season, skewed rules

By the time Major League Baseball returns in late July, it will have been more than four months since teams last played. A look at what’s on deck:


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Ontario health officer says MLB has not submitted a plan

Ontario’s chief medical officer says Major League Baseball hasn’t submitted a plan to local health authorities that is needed for the Blue Jays to play in Toronto amid the pandemic.


UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Minor league baseball teams sue insurance providers over denied virus claims

Fifteen minor league baseball teams have filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract by insurance providers after being denied claims for business-interruption insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020

Larry Stone: MLB’s labor battle may be nearing an end, but it will take a while to overcome the self-inflicted damage

Even the good news comes with a slap in the face for baseball these days.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Twins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarks

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing his racist remarks in 1978 and saying the team could no longer “remain …


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

5 Phils test positive for virus, 4 teams shut spring camps

The Philadelphia Phillies say five players have tested positive for COVID-19 this week at the team’s spring training complex in Clearwater, Florida.


UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Players at 70 games, MLB at 60, Rob Manfred says deadline near

Baseball players proposed a 70-game regular-season schedule Thursday, leaving the union and management 10 games and about $275 million apart on plans to start the coronavirus-delayed season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 17, 2020

Rob Manfred thinks MLB has framework with Tony Clark, union stays mum

After days of angry exchanges over money between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred started to doubt whether there would be a 2020 season and …


This Date in Baseball: June 17

This Date in Baseball for June 17, 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., June 15, 2020

Gonzaga’s Nick Trogrlic-Iverson signs with St. Louis Cardinals

One day after a teammate signed his first pro contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, Gonzaga University’s Nick Trogrlic-Iverson did the same.


UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Gonzaga pitcher Mac Lardner signs as undrafted free agent with St. Louis Cardinals

Left-handed starter Mac Lardner of Gonzaga signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, one of several dozen mostly college players to sign pro contracts on the first day of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Details of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press reveal Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule starting July 14 in an …