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2020 Schedule
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10hJoon Lee

Red Sox, Astros adapt parks for camps, season

The Red Sox and Astros are adapting their stadiums for summer camps and the upcoming season to address health and safety rules to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ESPN has learned that more than half of all intake testing is almost complete as MLB prepares for preseason workouts to officially resume tomorrow. General information about the results will be released in the next 24-48 hours, but will not have identifying factors in order to protect players' privacy. As previously reported, COVID-19 related information won't be disclosed without players' permission.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manager Luis Rojas confirms Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will be working remotely. Rojas also said all Mets players have reported to "summer camp" and are currently undergoing the intake and COVID-19 testing process.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In a statement to ESPN, MLB said it wouldn't disclose COVID-19 related information without an individual's permission. MLB does plan to publish general testing information, for example, number of tests and positive results, but with no player names or identifying characteristics.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB statement to ESPN regarding teams not naming players that test positive for coronavirus: "Because COVID-19 is not considered an employment-related injury, we will respect the privacy of the players who test positive or who are under evaluation, and we will defer to their wishes regarding public updates about their status. Without their voluntary permission, we will not disclose any COVID-19 related information."

The most painful way to get on base (1:40)
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As coronavirus spikes in MLB markets, so does scrutiny from health experts (1:38)
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William Weinbaum ESPN 

Asked by ESPN Fri. about the impending MLB return to Houston, epidemiologist Carlos del Rio of Atl.'s Emory Univ. Medical School said, "I think Houston should not have anything like that happen." Dr. del Rio said the city is having a Covid-19 emergency that could take months to get under control, so "I realistically don't think you're going to be able to play in Houston."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Asked by ESPN about Astros owner Jim Crane saying he expects to have fans at games, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Sr. Scholar Tara Kirk Sell said, "Dangerous. Having fans in stands is for countries that have done the hard work necessary to control the disease." The 2004 Olympic swimming silver medalist said it'll be several weeks or more before current peak levels can change, and that having very few cases and quick ID'ing of cases & contacts is a prerequisite for having fans.

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BBTN: Bob Nightengale and Marly Rivera on the fantasy and reality of the 2020 baseball season

Marly Rivera and USA Today's Bob Nightengale join Buster to talk about the fantasy of baseball getting started smoothly and the reality of playing during a pandemic. Rivera talks about why youth may prevail in a short season and shares players' concerns about spikes in coronavirus across the country (3:04). Nightengale says he thinks every game will be treated like the postseason when it comes to pitching decisions and shares his advice for the next time the players and owners get into the negotiating room (16:02).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When players report to the second "spring training," they will be required to undergo “intake screenings,” which will include a COVID-19 saliva test and a COVID-19 antibodies blood test. All players will be tested for COVID-19 at least every other day during the season, or more frequently if deemed necessary.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Important MLB deadlines this week: All player transactions that were suspended during the “Transaction Freeze” that was a part of the March agreement will resume tomorrow, Friday, June 26th, at 12pm ET. By 4pm ET on Sunday, June 28th, each club must submit to MLB a list of up to 60 players who will be eligible to play during the 2020 season.

The challenges of MLB's safety protocols (0:43)
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Before the Astros, Alex Bregman starred at LSU (0:33)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Players have agreed to report by July 1st but MLB understands that some of them may not be able to meet that timeline because of immigration or other travel reasons.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB's 60-game schedule will largely feature divisional play (~40 games); rest of games will be against the opposite league's corresponding geographical division (AL East v NL East; AL Central v NL Central; AL West v NL West). Commissioner Manfred: “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon. We have provided the Players Association with a schedule to play 60 games and are excited to provide our great fans with Baseball again soon.”

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th.

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11dDavid Schoenfield

Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB has told the MLBPA that they are going to schedule “as many games as possible," with a target of 60 games for the abbreviated 2020 regular season.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.663rd
Quality Starts891st
WHIP1.138th
BAA.2212nd
Runs9203rd
Batting Average.2741st
On Base Percentage.3521st
Slugging Percentage.4951st