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2020 Schedule
0-0, 1st in AL West

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."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

"Incalculable" is what Chuck Greenberg, owner of 3 MiLB teams (StL/Tex/Cubs affils), told ESPN of the pandemic effect on the minors. "We may be the only industry in the country that goes 19 months without operating its core business." "I have nothing but concern & empathy for what every industry in our country has gone through, but I don't know that there's another industry that is more adversely affected for a longer period of time than minor league baseball, because of our seasonality."

The always entertaining position players pitching (1:50)
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Olney: Major concerns among players about MLB's safety protocol (0:50)
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9dJeff Passan

Rangers office staff 'terrified' as virus spreads

After learning multiple co-workers at Globe Life Field have tested positive for the coronavirus, one Texas Rangers employee told ESPN's Jeff Passan "we are terrified for our safety" while working in the team's offices.

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Rangers' Lynn to start opener over Minor, Kluber

Rangers manager Chris Woodward has made the decision to start Lance Lynn over Mike Minor and Corey Kluber for the team's opener, which will be determined when the 60-game schedule is announced.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward announced that right-hander Lance Lynn will be the Rangers' Opening Day starter for the shortened 2020 season, scheduled to start on July 23-24.

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.

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Rangers sign all 5 picks 2 weeks after draft

The Texas Rangers have signed all five of their picks from baseball's condensed amateur draft after completing deals with their third- and fifth-round selections.

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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13dDavid 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.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Full statement from Major League Baseball

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.0624th
Quality Starts55Tied-13th
WHIP1.4628th
BAA.26927th
Runs81012th
Batting Average.24817th
On Base Percentage.31920th
Slugging Percentage.43116th