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  • Giants unlikely to have prospect Joey Bart replace Buster Posey

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants will need a replacement for Buster Posey this season, but it’s unlikely to be prospect Joey Bart. Posey opted out of the 2020 MLB season for family reasons. Some were wondering whether Bart, who was the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft, would get the call to..." July 12

  • The Giants Options For Replacing Buster Posey

    MLB Trade Rumors "The San Francisco Giants are in true limbo behind the plate. Organizationally, they have one of the better catching situations in all of baseball. On the one hand, they have a tried-and-true franchise legend still under contract in Buster Posey. Not only was he the backbone of..." July 11

  • MLB players have been wearing masks on the field – and that could extend into actual games

    USA Today "As Cody Bellinger waited out Major League Baseball’s coronavirus-driven shutdown in his native Arizona, he saw the evolution of facial coverings firsthand. Arizona moved quickly through its reopening phases, complete with images of packed bars and patios over Memorial Day..." July 11

  • Giants Place Billy Hamilton, Jarlin Garcia On Injured List

    Yardbarker "The Giants have placed outfielder Billy Hamilton and left-hander Jarlin Garcia on the injured list, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters Thursday per Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News. Kapler could not specify beyond acknowledging that the moves were for..." July 10

  • Buster Posey misses third Giants workout for personal reasons, per Gabe Kapler

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants went through their sixth day of work at Oracle Park on Thursday. For the third time, the longtime franchise star was not in the building.  Buster Posey again missed the workout Thursday for personal reasons and "is still working through some things," per..." July 10

  • 71 MLB players and 12 staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 27

    The Comeback "Ahead of Major League Baseball’s planned July 23 start of its season, MLB teams have been doing training camps at their stadiums (following the shutdowns of their Florida and Arizona training camps amidst surges in those states), and they’ve been conducting both..." July 10

  • Buster Posey Opts Out Of MLB Reboot, Preemie Twins In NICU

    TMZ "S.F. Giants superstar Buster Posey will NOT participate in the MLB's rebooted season ... in order to care for his newborn twin babies who are currently being treated in the NICU. Buster and his wife have adopted identical twin girls -- they were born prematurely last..." July 10

  • Which teams benefit most from shortened season

    The Score "During the customary 162-game marathon that Major League Baseball teams endure, there are very few avenues for bad teams to sustain enough good luck to squeeze into the incredibly exclusive postseason. However, in a 60-game sprint, the possibilities are a lot wilder. Of course, the..." July 10

  • San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt sidelined by sore heel

    ABC7 "Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been using a walking boot as he nurses a sore right heel that will keep him out at least a week. Manager Gabe Kapler said Belt would be reevaluated in five to seven days but wasn't ready to put in doubt Belt's availability..." July 09

  • One (weird) week down, two to go: MLB's 'mad dash' to opening day

    USA Today "There were opt-outs, failed tests, missing delivery trucks, angry emails, cancelled workouts, terse statements, retirements, World Series ring deliveries, and two seasons worth of schedules released 72 hours apart. “It seems like every day we’ve seen something we’ve..." July 09

  • MLB Umpires Association Disavows Joe West's Comments on Coronavirus

    The Big Lead "Joe West has been spouting off about COVID-19 and regurgitating unfounded talking points over the last few days. On Thursday, the Major League Baseball Umpires Association distanced itself from the veteran umpire's comments without mentioning him by name. West has now claimed he..." July 09

  • Dominican-based MLBers not tested for COVID-19 before flight

    The Score "Major League Baseball didn't test any of its players for COVID-19 before they flew from the Dominican Republic to Miami, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Many of the players on board the two charter flights later tested positive for the virus. Some of them..." July 09

  • MLB announces 2021 regular-season schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball on Thursday announced its master 2021 Major League regular season schedule, which will begin with all 30 Major League Clubs playing on Thursday, April 1. The 2021 season will mark the fourth consecutive season in which all 30 Clubs are scheduled to play on traditional..." July 09

  • Discipline in a pandemic might be the ultimate competitive advantage in MLB

    ESPN "Major League Baseball's plan to play through a public health crisis is outlined in a handbook that encompasses more than 100 pages, every single one of which emphasizes the notion that professional baseball in 2020 will be unlike anything anybody has ever experienced. Players are..." July 09

  • MLB Blackouts Will Continue as Baseball Strives for Goal of Limiting Viewership

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball is well-known for its annoying blackout policy and they have no intention of doing anything differently in a pandemic-shortened season. Buster Olney reported that even though fans will not be allowed in the stands, MLB will still black out local games on..." July 09

  • New extra innings rule will not create a sacrifice bunt-fest

    Hardball Talk "Last month we learned that Major League Baseball will be implementing a new extra innings rule aimed at reducing the length of games: each extra inning will start with the batting team placing a runner on second base. The runner, which will be the player who made the final out of the..." July 09

  • How Giants will handle odd MLB trade deadline 36 games into season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "In his first year as president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi found himself facing a brutal decision at the trade deadline.  Should he trust what the statistics and standings said and hold a massive sale, one that included franchise icon Madison Bumgarner and All-Star..." July 09

  • Reporter’s viral Pablo Sandoval photo drew fat shaming and regrets

    New York Post "Baseball writer Andy Baggarly is feeling the weight of his actions. On Saturday, Baggarly, who covers the San Francisco Giants for The Athletic, tweeted out an unflattering photo of third baseman Pablo Sandoval from spring training. The rotund Venezuelan appeared to have added..." July 09

  • MLB's Intake Testing for Coronavirus Produced 66 Positive Results

    Bleacher Report "The MLBPA reportedly informed players Tuesday that the intake round of COVID-19 testing returned 66 positive results, split between 58 players and eight staff members, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN.   A total of 3,740 tests were conducted...." July 08

  • What is a 100-win club in MLB's shortened season?

    Yahoo! Sports "Holding a shortened MLB season in the middle of a global pandemic is going to present challenges. More than any other sport, baseball is a grind. Over the course of a 162-game season, the best teams usually rise to the top. But over a 60-game stretch, anything can..." July 08

  • Giants resume workouts at Oracle Park after COVID-19 tests come back negative

    ABC7 " The San Francisco Giants will be back action Wednesday at Oracle Park after the latest round of COVID-19 tests come back negative. The team tweeted the announcement saying, "OFFICIAL: #SFGiants received test results from July 4th and all are negative among..." July 08

  • Nashville Stars could be MLB's next team, first Black-owned club

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball might get a little more diverse...provided a specific team can be added in Nashville.  Music City Baseball LLC is trying to acquire a team, either through expansion or relocation, in Nashville. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the team..." July 08

  • Giants Add Three To 60-Man Player Pool

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve added lefty Caleb Baragar, outfielder Alexander Canario and right-hander Sam Wolff to their 60-man player pool. They still have one vacancy if they wish to make another addition. Of the bunch, Canario is the most highly..." July 08

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci more optimistic about MLB resuming than the NFL

    Sportsnaut "The Truncated 2020 MLB season is slated to get going on July 23 with a doubleheader that will feature the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. Whether the season actually gets going remains to be seen. But things are not..." July 08

  • Giants Nearing Completion Of Draft Signings

    The Union Journal "The Giants appear to have all but tied up their draft business. Things aren’t quite official, but the San Francisco organization is believed to have relates to its final two unsigned selections. The club inked fourth-rounder R.J. Dabovich for a $200K bonus,..." July 08

  • Fans call for MLB to cancel season

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco Giants announced they are suspending workouts pending the results of COVID-19 tests conducted last weekend. This news comes on the heels of multiple teams having to take the same action on Monday as MLB’s attempt at starting the 2020 season continues..." July 07

  • Giants suspend workouts at Oracle Park, pending weekend test results

    The Mercury News "The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday they have temporarily suspended workouts at Oracle Park, pending the results of coronavirus tests conducted this past weekend. The Giants join a growing list of teams that have had summer workouts interrupted due to testing issues across..." July 07

  • MLB Must Be Transparent About COVID-19 Testing

    SI "Seven days into MLB’s restart, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has not reported to camp. Neither has A’s righty Mike Fiers. Neither has Phillies utilityman Christian Bethancourt. Their teams will not tell us why, or when they’ll be back in uniform. They could be suffering from..." July 07

  • Joe West is not opting out of the 2020 season

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic spoke to everyone’s favorite umpire, Joe West. He reports that even though West is considered high-risk for COVID-19, and even though he has the right to opt-out with full pay because of it, West is not opting out of the 2020 season. West, who is 67..." July 07

  • Details On Potential 2-Team Nashville League

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a typical MLB season, many former big leaguers are kicking around in the upper minors and independent leagues, ready to grab an opportunity when one arises. In a 2020 campaign that won’t feature any minor-league play, that won’t quite be the case. While many players will be..." July 07

  • Giants say two ‘individuals’ test positive for coronavirus

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants announced Monday that two more people involved in their summer camp at Oracle Park have tested positive for coronavirus and been placed in self-isolation. The club did not identify them, and the news release specifically did not describe the two who tested positive as..." July 07

  • Alex Rodriguez wants baseball to be more like the Kardashians

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez believes MLB can learn a thing or two from Kim Kardashian and her famous family. During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take,” the former Yankees slugger and potential Mets buyer suggested how additional exposure can help..." July 07

  • Eight most intriguing series on 2020 MLB schedule

    CBS Sports "The 2020 MLB schedule has arrived. Major League Baseball revealed the 60-game schedule Monday night during a live MLB Network broadcast. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced MLB to play a shortened season -- 60 games will be tied for the shortest MLB season ever with the 1877..." July 06

  • MLB teams react to 2020 schedule release

    Sportsnaut "The baseball world waited months for the 2020 MLB schedule to begin with Opening Day. After a lengthy delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MLB teams celebrated the release of the 2020 schedule on Monday. " July 06

  • MLB's 60-game schedule for 2020 unveiled

    MLB.com "The 2019 postseason ended with the Nationals lifting the first World Series championship trophy in franchise history. On July 23, the 2020 regular season will begin with Washington starting its title defense. The 2020 schedule, which Major League Baseball unveiled live on MLB Network..." July 06

  • Dave Dombrowski joins group looking to bring MLB team to Nashville

    Sportsnet "Former Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox executive Dave Dombrowski has joined Music City Baseball LLC, a group that is looking to bring a major league team to Nashville. Dombrowski is joining a group that also includes three-time World Series champion Dave Stewart..." July 06

  • MLB, MLBPA Seeking Additional Medical Lab Site For COVID Testing

    MLB Trade Rumors "COVID-19 test results haven’t come in at an acceptable rate for several Major League Baseball teams early in Summer Camp. The slow process has negatively affected the Athletics, Angels, Astros and Nationals, though MLB expressed confidence Monday that it..." July 06

  • MLB Issues Statement On Testing Delays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a statement regarding the delays in COVID-19 testing that have hamstrung the efforts of several teams to prepare for the season. The league acknowledged the issue but says it expects to iron things out moving forward. While several teams are..." July 06

  • Baseball is Having Real Difficulty Getting Out of the Batter's Box

    The Big Lead "We're mere hours from Major League Baseball trotting out the big guns for a made-for-television schedule release in which each team will be tasked with times and dates for 60 games to be played by the end of summer. But it doesn't take the most observant person on planet to..." July 06

  • Some MLB players reporting teams ‘not adhering closely’ to COVID-19 protocol

    Sportsnaut "As MLB attempts to get its 2020 season off the ground, things aren’t exactly going swell. Now, we’re hearing more bad news on this front. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Monday morning that “Some players are reporting privately their teams are not adhering closely..." July 06

  • How should history view the outcomes of MLB’s shortened 2020 season?

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is preparing to embark on a season unlike any other. The game is going to look different, and there may not be fans in the stands for many, if not all teams. The biggest change is probably the most fundamental one: all 30 teams will play just 60 regular season games, a..." July 06

  • Several Teams Experiencing Testing Delays

    MLB Trade Rumors "While most teams are already hosting full workouts and beginning to schedule intrasquad games at “summer camp,” multiple clubs are still experiencing delays in their COVID-19 test results that are preventing them from taking the field just yet. The Athletics are in a particularly..." July 06

  • Pablo Sandoval's Weight Not an Issue Amid Scrutiny

    Bleacher Report "After an unflattering photo of the veteran third baseman made the rounds online, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler downplayed any weight-related issues for Pablo Sandoval heading into the 2020 MLB season. Sandoval didn't earn the nickname..." July 06

  • To play or not to play: MLB players face tough decisions amid coronavirus surge

    USA Today " It was a gut-wrenching decision, one that weighed on Los Angeles Dodgers starter David Price for months, finding a balance between health concerns for his young family and the responsibility to his new teammates and fanbase. Price couldn’t bear the thought of contracting..." July 05

  • 5 Underrated Things We're Looking Forward to for MLB Restart

    12 Up "Sports aficionados based in the states will soon have the luxury of witnessing the long-awaited resumptions of its most prominent leagues that, of course, have been on hiatus in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Major League Baseball will be the first to return and will thereby give fans their..." July 05

  • Madison Bumgarner not excited about universal DH

    MLB.com "Madison Bumgarner took the mound at Chase Field wearing a D-backs uniform for the first time Saturday, but instead of it being the scheduled opener on March 26, it was for a live batting-practice session. “There’s a whole different dynamic to it today,” D-backs..." July 05

  • Giants' Buster Posey may opt out of 2020 MLB season

    San Francisco Gate "San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is considering opting out of the MLB's truncated 2020 season depending on how the coronavirus pandemic unfolds over the next couple of weeks. "I think there's still some reservation on my end," Posey said at a team..." July 05

  • Social Media Reacts To Pablo Sandoval Coming Out Of Quarantine Looking Extremely Out Of Shape

    Total Pro Sports "Pablo Sandoval has certainly been eating while in quarantine. The San Francisco Giants star came out on the field on Saturday for the team looking quite hefty and nowhere near baseball shape. " July 05

  • Can Dodgers finally win World Series?

    The Score "For the 60-game MLB season, teams will play two-thirds of their games against division rivals, with the balance being played against interleague counterparts from the corresponding division. Today, theScore editors rank the teams in the western..." July 05

  • MLB Plans to Release Schedule for 60-Game Season on Monday

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball is reportedly planning to release the 60-game schedule for each of its 30 teams Monday. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the schedule is expected to feature the New York Yankees at Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers..." July 04