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2020 Schedule
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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."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

GM Brodie van Wagenen said the Mets had “one player in the 40-man roster” test positive for COVID-19. Van Wagenen: “The player that tested positive is fine now. I don't want to get into the specifics of it, but he's recovering and we feel like he's in a good position.”

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets GM Brodie van Wagenen on Tim Tebow: "We still have 10 spots that we haven't made final determinations on who we'll be bringing up. He, like many other players that were in spring training with us, will be considerations to bring back, but we haven't made those decisions."

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3dMarly Rivera

Mets hoping Cespedes can contribute in DH role

Mets general manager Brodie van Wagenen said Monday that he's hopeful Yoenis Cespedes, who has played in just 38 games since 2017, is able to contribute as a designated hitter this season.

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Mets give Crow-Armstrong $3.359M signing bonus

Outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong, whom the Mets selected with the 19th overall pick in the MLB draft, agreed to a minor league deal with a $3.359 million signing bonus.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told WAMC Northeast Public Radio re: the quarantine for visitors from hot spot states & different situation for the Yankees & Mets coming to NY & instead getting tested: "Even in the quarantine, the health commissioner has authority to deal with ‘special circumstance.'" He added: "Better than a quarantine...I'd rather a person get tested immediately upon landing. That is the best way to make sure nobody is spreading an infection."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Yankees will probably use Scranton as their "Alternate Training Site," and the New York Mets will be using Brooklyn.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Thew New York Yankees will probably use Scranton as their "Alternate Training Site," and the New York Mets will be using Brooklyn.

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)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Joint statement from Yankees and Mets after New York, New Jersey and Connecticut agreed to impose a 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hotspot states like Florida: "The Yankees and Mets have been in touch with Governor Cuomo's office today and will work with the N.Y. State Health Department on a continuing basis to coordinate the return of players from Florida to train in New York next week."

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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9dDavid 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.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25711th
On Base Percentage.32810th
Slugging Percentage.44211th
Earned Run Average4.2411th
Quality Starts833rd