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Red Sox LHP Sale has Tommy John surgery

Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday.

This Date in Baseball: March 29

This Date in Baseball for March 29

UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

‘Loud. Insane. Fun.’ 20 years after its implosion, Seattle’s Kingdome will never be forgotten

In a 364-page history of American baseball stadiums published last year titled “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” author Paul Goldberger makes two references to the Kingdome.

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: Mon., March 23, 2020

Water cooler: NFL, NBA, MLB offer fans a chance to replay favorite memories

With ESPN dedicating an entire day to programming such as Tetris, electrician work and dodgeball, it’s safe to say that sports fans are willing to watch just about anything competitive …

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.

Seattle Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus outbreakand told their players to view the coming weeks as though they’re in offseason …

UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

MLB gives minor leaguers spring per diems; salaries TBD

Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8, and a plan is underway to compensate those players during the postponed portion …

MLB calls off games in Mexico, Puerto Rico

Major League Baseball has called off what was to be its first two regular-season games in Mexico City.

Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

To many people, Rod Serling is known as the foreboding figure who created “The Twilight Zone” television show.

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has surgery on groin

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander had surgery on his right groin and is expected to be out about six weeks

New normal: MLB adjusts to coronavirus uncertainty

Major league teams adjusted to their strange new normal, with more players returning to their hometowns as they realized baseball won’t be played for months

UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the coronavirus.

UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Mariners players, staff in Arizona transition back into offseason mode for MLB’s coronavirus hiatus

As the Mariners’ spring training complex underwent a cleaning that was deep enough to please even the most germophobic person Saturday, the uncertainty of baseball, sports and daily life in …

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

MLB suspends all spring training activities due to coronavirus, allows players to travel home if desired

In another example of how fast the situation can change surrounding sports and the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, Major League Baseball …

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world’s sports schedule is cratering at warp speed due to coronavirus.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Jim Litke: Without sports, what will fans talk about?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

MLB delays opening day by at least 2 weeks because of coronavirus

Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Giants name right-hander Johnny Cueto opening day starter

Right-hander Johnny Cueto will start opening day for the San Francisco Giants.