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5:31 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. There are no protocols that can completely eliminate the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Therefore, despite Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association having developed an extensive manual to aid in the task of resuming play in 2020,
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8:00 AM ET AT A TIME when industries across America are facing a racial reckoning following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the rising support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations, Theo Epstein, spoke out recently about the homogeneity of today’s Major League Baseball front offices.
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11:37 PM ET Ian Desmond will opt out of playing this season, the Colorado Rockies‘ outfielder announced Monday. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking,” he wrote at the end of a lengthy post on Instagram that touched on race and opportunities for youth
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8:00 AM ET High school baseball in Japan is a noisy, communal, hyperkinetic affair. It starts right away, as coaches hit pregame infield practice with three baseballs going at once, one after another after another, and the constant collision of chatter resembles an aviary. It’s difficult to square this raucous spectacle with the perception of
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9:40 PM ET ESPN.com staff With Major League Baseball scheduled to open camps for “spring training 2.0” in the coming days, teams had to submit their initial 60-man player pools Sunday. Players still can be added with many teams listing fewer than 60 names, but this at least gives us a glimpse of whom we’ll
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4:47 PM ET Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Sunday after testing positive for a banned substance. MLB said in a statement that Santana was positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancer. Santana, a 28-year-old right-handed reliever, missed the 2019 season because of Tommy John surgery. In
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11:23 AM ET ESPN News Services KEY WEST, Fla. — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles was in jail earlier this week, charged with trespassing property. Toles, 28, was detained this week at the airport in Key West, Florida, by a Monroe County sheriff deputy. The Miami Herald reported Toles was found sleeping behind a
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2:27 PM ET The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals are slated to host the New York Yankees when baseball returns, sources confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. The matchup between last year’s champion and this year’s co-favorite is set to take place on Opening Day at Nationals Park, although Major League Baseball has yet to
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12:17 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Following the revelation that multiple co-workers had tested positive for the coronavirus, Texas Rangers employees told ESPN on Friday night that they fear for their health and hope the organization will allow
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