Minor league baseball

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black watches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Denver. Black said in a conference call Thursday, March 19, that he would be open to the idea of doubleheaders. Opening day has been pushed back from March 26 to mid-May at the earliest, and both sides are committed to playing as many games as possible. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 19, 2020 - 9:36 pm
Let's play two? Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black would be down for doubleheaders. Maybe even a couple a week. That might be a necessity to make up games once a baseball season delayed by the new coronavirus gets under way. "In theory, yeah, I think all of us would be up for some sort of...
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Toronto Blue Jays take batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 15, 2020 - 9:22 pm
A New York Yankees minor leaguer tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins shut their spring training complex and baseball began bracing for the possibility that opening day could be delayed into May or longer. On Sunday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended...
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A sign outside Hammond Stadium reads "spring training suspended" after a baseball game was cancelled between the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because if the coronavirus outbreak. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 15, 2020 - 7:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For most, the news was delivered via text message or email. “All minor league players and staff will be sent home over the next 24-48 hours. This is not to be repeated, but for your information to start preparing,” the Colorado Rockies said. “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are...
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A ticket holder pauses outside a closed Goodyear Ballpark, spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds baseball teams, reading a sign as to where he might get a refund for a canceled game, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. Major League Baseball has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule because if the coronavirus outbreak. MLB is also delaying the start of its regular season by at least two weeks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 13, 2020 - 8:01 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is allowing players to go home, making the decision a day after canceling the rest of the spring training schedule and postponing opening day by at least two weeks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. After a meeting in Arizona on Friday that included...
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Members of the Pittsburgh Pirates leave the field after a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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March 12, 2020 - 9:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida's west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call. No game tonight. No games for a while. “Pretty shocked,” Davis said, “just how quickly things...
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Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert looks on from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 02, 2020 - 11:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso was the breakout star in an impressive group of major league rookies last summer. Now another wave of young talent is looking to leave its mark on the sport. Here is a closer look at a handful of rookies who could play a starring role this year: —OF...
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ADDS THE INFORMATION IS FROM ANONYMOUS SOURCE - FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Major League baseball umpire Kerwin Danley (44) is shown during the first inning of a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins in Phoenix. Major League Baseball has appointed its first African American umpire crew chief, promoting Kerwin Danley to the position this week, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with the move spoke to the AP on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 27, 2020 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kerwin Danley became the first African American umpire crew chief in Major League Baseball when a series of promotions, additions and retirements were announced Thursday. “I think it’s a significant moment in the history of baseball,” Danley told The Associated Press from Arizona,...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Nate Pearson delivers a pitch during live batting practice at a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 27, 2020 - 3:07 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays already have an intriguing young lineup with Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio hoping to build off promising 2019 seasons. A hard-throwing pitching prospect could be joining them in the big leagues soon. Right-hander Nate Pearson had...
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February 26, 2020 - 6:39 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow is set to swing into action for a new team. The New York Mets minor league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play for the Philippines next month in the World Baseball Classic. Tebow was born in the Philippines in 1987 when his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season, another setback for the two-time All-Star and the rotation of the AL East favorites. “His plan is to have it done as soon as possible,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 25, 2020 - 10:39 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing. New York announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a...
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