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10:00 AM ET ESPN.com staff As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game 2020 MLB season during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of players have announced that they will not be participating as their teams begin training camp with Opening Day scheduled for July 23 and 24. Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake was the
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4:31 PM ET Associated Press CINCINNATI — With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination. He kept his thoughts — and his stories — to himself. He wouldn’t speak of the time in high school in California when he and another
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8:11 PM ET Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval’s size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as baseball begins again. Manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday the San Francisco Giants fully expect their “Kung Fu Panda” to be ready and in game shape to contribute by opening day
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5:09 PM ET LOS ANGELES — David Price, the former Cy Young Award winner who was heading into his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, became the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season on Saturday, alluding to health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic. Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross
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8:00 AM ET Sam MillerESPN.com Close ESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work” Even great athletes will tell you about a day when their career almost didn’t happen: a time early when they considered quitting their sport, an injury that was almost more serious, an
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8:44 PM ET The Cleveland Indians will “determine the best path forward” regarding their team name amid renewed calls for racial equality and social justice, the team announced in a club statement Friday. The move comes hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced they will “undergo a thorough review” of their nickname amid renewed pressure.
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8:45 PM ET ESPN News Services San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham has tested positive for the coronavirus, general manager A.J. Preller announced Friday. Pham is asymptomatic and self-isolating, Preller said, adding that he has been in contact with Pham every day. Preller said the team is following contact tracing protocols and testing protocols. Pham
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