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  • MLB, MLBPA report no positive coronavirus tests outside of one club

    Yardbarker "On Friday, MLB and the MLB Players Association shared promising news regarding the latest round of coronavirus testing around the league. Per a joint statement, the bodies announced that only four of the 12,301 samples collected over the last week through Thursday..." August 14

  • Percentage of Black players in MLB still low, but there are signs of growth

    USA Today "It has been excruciatingly slow, tormenting Major League Baseball, creating skepticism and doubt anything will change. The numbers still are embarrassingly low, but finally there are signs of growth. “We live in a microwave society, and we want to see instant..." August 14

  • Rockies trade Jesus Tinoco to Marlins for Chad Smith

    Purple Row "Miami Marlins announced they had traded right-handed pitcher Chad Smith for Jesus Tinoco. Smith, 25, was an 11th-round draft pick (323rd overall) from the University of Mississippi drafted by the Marlins in 2016. He has not yet advanced beyond Double-A. His best..." August 14

  • MLB To Facilitate Alternate Training Site Data Sharing

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball is developing a plan to allow interested teams to share information about players participating in alternate training sites. Kiley McDaniel of reported the news (Twitter links), noting that it has not yet been initiated. At this point, it appears..." August 13

  • Who could move at the weirdest MLB trade deadline in history?

    ESPN "The Aug. 31 MLB trade deadline is still nearly three weeks off, but let's take an early look at some of the factors that will influence what might happen. Or won't happen. It's possible this year's deadline will be a dud for several reasons: lack of talent available, more teams..." August 13

  • MLB in ‘serious talks’ about two-city postseason bubble

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball’s considerations of creating a bubble for postseason games are apparently growing more serious. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported Wednesday that the league is in “serious talks” about a possible playoff bubble. The league is said to prefer a..." August 12

  • WBC to take place in 2023 with 20-team field

    Sportico "Major League Baseball has decided to move the World Baseball Classic from next season to 2023, a high-placed source told Sportico Monday. The announcement will officially come sometime after this COVID-abbreviated 60-game season and postseason. The only..." August 12

  • Which new MLB rules do we love and which should never be seen again?

    ESPN "The 2020 Major League Baseball season was going to be remarkable from the get-go for a number of proposed rule changes. Now that we're more than a quarter of the way through the season, we have a sense of how much these new rules have had an impact on the game. With that in mind, we checked..." August 12

  • Jeff Passan Calls For MLB Postseason Bubble "Last night, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Major League Baseball was considering instituting some kind of bubble setup for the playoffs come fall. Considering the lack of success in preventing teams from suffering outbreaks of coronavirus that sidelines them for days or weeks and causes..." August 11

  • MLB considering bubble plan for 2020 postseason

    CBS Sports "Last week, CBS Sports examined why Major League Baseball was the only of the major American professional team sports leagues to forgo a "bubble" setup in its initial return to play this year. Most of the insiders who spoke to CBS Sports said that MLB would have..." August 10

  • Pitchers Are Dropping Like Flies, Evidence MLB Rushed a Return to Play

    The Big Lead "The Arizona Diamondbacks put Madison Bumgarner on the injured list Monday afternoon, as he became the latest in a large group of pitchers suffering injuries. In just 18 days, the IL has been packed with 56 pitchers, in the latest sign that Major League Baseball rushed the start of the 2020..." August 10

  • Buffalo Blue Jays? Team's home away from home has a long baseball history

    USA Today "How long has it been since Buffalo last had a big-league baseball game in town? Tuesday, for the first time since 1915 — two global pandemics ago — it is getting another go. That’s when the Toronto Blue Jays will “host” the Miami Marlins at Sahlen..." August 10

  • Texas Rangers sign Derek Dietrich

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers have signed infielder Derek Dietrich to a minor league deal, the team announced today. Dietrich, 31, is a lefthanded hitter who was originally a second round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010. He was sent to the Miami..." August 10

  • 'In uncharted territory': Cardinals' COVID-19 outbreak has left nine players, seven staff members infected

    USA Today "The St. Louis Cardinals believed all winter, and reinforced this spring, they had the talent and character to win the World Series this year. Now, they have no idea when they will play another game. The Cardinals will have gone at least 12 days without playing a game after..." August 07

  • 5 surprise teams demanding your attention "The season is just two weeks old and we’re already in the midst of a pennant race. That’s what happens when the pandemic forced Major League Baseball into a shortened 60-game sprint, giving each game nearly the same importance of a three-game series in a regular 162-game season...." August 07

  • 1 possible Deadline upgrade for every team "The season is barely two weeks old, yet the Trade Deadline (Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. ET) is rapidly approaching. Teams around baseball have already been forced to deal with health issues -- both related to COVID-19 as well as traditional injuries -- that have forced them to adjust on the..." August 07

  • Eddy Alvarez, Olympic medalist debuts for Marlins at 30

    USA Today "He has lived the dream not once but twice, first on a medal stand, again in the batter’s box, overcoming no shortage of barriers both physical and implied. Yet even Eddy Alvarez catches himself wondering sometimes. “We all deal with our inner pessimist,”..." August 07

  • Don Mattingly's 282nd win most in Marlins history "The Marlins keep finding ways to push forward, no matter what’s in front of them. They pulled through an eight-day hiatus, when their season was paused due to a COVID-19 outbreak. And with a revamped roster, they completed a four-game sweep of the Orioles on Thursday night at..." August 07

  • Here are the four wildest things about MLB’s COVID-19 schedule changes

    Yahoo! Sports "MLB has officially announced how it will address the schedules of the three teams thrown into chaos by COVID-19 outbreaks, and let’s just say the Miami Marlins shouldn’t plan for a day off down the stretch. The Marlins, Philadelphia..." August 06

  • Phillies-Marlins now scheduled for seven-game series later this season

    Sportsnaut "To say that things have been strange during the early stages of the 2020 MLB season would be an understatement. Teams going a week without playing. Doubleheaders consisting of seven-inning games. All of this is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the complexities it has..." August 06

  • MLB alters 12 teams' schedules to make up games after COVID-19 outbreaks

    The Score "Major League Baseball announced Thursday multiple schedule changes and makeup games stemming from the Miami Marlins' and St. Louis Cardinals' recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Twelve teams across MLB's east and central regions have had their schedules changed..." August 06

  • MLB players on how they've had to adapt, from no fans in the stands to no couches in the clubhouse

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown used to see his daily drive to the ballpark as an opportunity to make phone calls. But this season he has learned, as many of the team's players and coaches have, that it's best to stay quiet on his commute to save up enough saliva for..." August 06

  • MLB, MLBPA adopt sweeping changes to COVID-19 protocols

    The Score "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to several changes to the league's COVID-19 operations manual, according to Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal. The following protocols will take effect Thursday and remain in place for..." August 06

  • Rob Manfred: MLB protocols working despite setbacks

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred believes the health protocols the league has in place are working despite outbreaks of coronavirus on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. He's calling for "vigilance" from all parties, though the league..." August 05

  • Marlins' Brandon Leibrandt: Joins Marlins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have inked lefty Brandon Leibrandt, Craig Mish of Sports Grid reports on Twitter. He’ll join the organization’s 60-man player pool. There’s little doubt the deal is of the minor-league variety. Liebrandt, son of Charlie, comes aboard after..." August 05

  • If the Braves try to replace Mike Soroka via trade, which pitchers might be available?

    CBS Sports "The Braves suffered a pretty sizable blow on Monday night, when young ace Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon. He will miss the rest of the season and 2021 might even be impacted. Word from the front office is the Braves are going to try to replace him internally, but..." August 05

  • Marlins Place 13 Players On Injured List

    Yardbarker "The Marlins announced today that they’ve placed 13 players on the injured list. Those going on the IL include right-handers Sandy Alcantara, Jeff Brigham, Robert Dugger, Yimi Garcia, Jordan Holloway, Nick Neidert and Ryne Stanek;..." August 05

  • Marlins' Miguel Rojas Placed on injured list

    CBS Sports "Miguel Rojas was placed on the injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against Baltimore, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Rojas was among the 13 Marlins placed on the injured list ahead of the team's return to play after a COVID-19 outbreak. " August 04

  • MLB to use 28-man rosters for rest of season and playoffs

    The Score "Major League Baseball is tweaking its pandemic-related rules once again. Effective Thursday, all active rosters will be reduced from 30 players to 28 and will remain at that number for both the balance of the regular season and the playoffs, a source told Ken Rosenthal of The..." August 04

  • Jeff Passan: MLB could consider a bubble format for the playoffs

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball is only a few weeks into its season but it's already struggling, as multiple teams have experienced coronavirus outbreaks, causing the schedule to be thrown into a frenzy. Many have said the MLB should have created a bubble like the NBA and according to Jeff Passan,..." August 04

  • No New Positive COVID-19 Tests For Marlins, Cardinals

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be on the right track after the team reported no new positive COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. The Cardinals need another clean round of testing before they can be released from quarantine, Heyman..." August 04

  • Andrew McCutchen Upset by Marlins' COVID-19 Outbreak: Phillies 'Paid for It'

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies took the field Monday for the first time since their opening series against the Miami Marlins ended on July 26, and left fielder Andrew McCutchen is not happy about the delay. Jayson Stark of The Athletic asked McCutchen if..." August 04

  • Minor League Baseball Changes Negotiating Teams

    Baseball America "A long, winding and contentious negotiation between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball took another surprising and dramatic turn on Monday, Aug. 3.   " August 04

  • Marlins Announce Numerous Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "As they prepare to resume play, the Marlins have announced a flurry of additions to the active roster (as covered on Twitter by reporters including Jordan MacPherson of the Miami Herald). Just who’ll move to the COVID-19 injured list remains to be seen. Most of these..." August 03

  • Derek Jeter denies Marlins COVID-19 rumors, throws MLB under the bus

    New York Post "The Marlins weren’t trying to find Magic City. The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in positive tests for 18 players in the Miami Marlins’ clubhouse is not the result of going to bars and clubs, CEO Derek Jeter told media members Monday. The situation is leading to..." August 03

  • If We're Making Up Baseball Rules As We Go, How About This One?

    The Big Lead "The Cincinnati Reds swept the Detroit Tigers in a doubleheader unlike any other yesterday. Major League Baseball's first foray into the seven-inning game was a mixed bag. Playing 14 innings instead of 18 certainly made the long day a bit shorter and, on balance, the most deserving team..." August 03

  • Marlins Claim Brian Moran, Sign Brett Eibner "The Marlins announced they have claimed left-handed reliever Brian Moran off waivers from the Blue Jays. They’ve also purchased the contract of two-way player Brett Eibner from the Eastern Reyes del Tigre of the independent Constellation Energy League, per an announcement from..." August 03

  • Marlins To Resume Season On Tuesday; Updates on Cardinals, Phillies

    MLB Trade Rumors "9:42AM: Yesterday’s testing of Phillies personnel revealed no new positive cases, according to a team press release. TODAY, 9:04AM: For the second straight day, the group of Marlins players currently in Philadelphia haven’t had any positive COVID-19 test results,..." August 02

  • Early Trends Emerging at the Start of Historic 2020 MLB Season

    Bleacher Report "Before it began, exactly how the first 60-game season in Major League Baseball's long history would unfold was anybody's guess. Now that we have more than a week's worth of data, let's dive into it. It's obviously too early to read too much into anything,..." August 02

  • Marlins players won't be disciplined for breaking protocol

    The Score "Major League Baseball has informed the players' association that it has no plans to discipline any Miami Marlins for breaking COVID-19 protocols, a source told Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic. MLB's department of investigations is speaking with..." August 02

  • Indians' James Hoyt: Acquired by Miami

    CBS Sports "Hoyt was traded from the Indians to the Marlins on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. The veteran right-hander was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier in the week... " August 02

  • Rob Manfred committed to season amid COVID-19 surge: 'Players need to be better'

    The Score "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred isn't ready to give up on the 2020 season just yet. Even amid a COVID-19 outbreak that's reportedly affected 20 people within the Miami Marlins organization and as multiple St. Louis..." August 01

  • Marlins Acquire Richard Bleier

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced that they have traded left-hander Richard Bleier to the Marlins for a player to be named later. For the Marlins, this is clearly an attempt to fill in a roster that has been decimated by the coronavirus. Miami has seen a whopping 18 players test..." August 01

  • Rob Manfred blasted for threatening to shut down MLB season

    Sportsnaut "It was always going to be tricky to start the 2020 MLB season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic around the United States. Unlike the NBA and NHL, baseball is being played outside of a bubble. This brings a lot of issues to the forefront. Immaturity from players and the danger of..." July 31

  • Miami Marlins Players Who Ignored Protocols Must be Severely Punished

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's internal investigation into the Miami Marlins coronavirus outbreak has reportedly revealed the franchise was lax in enforcing the league's protocols. In addition to that, Marlins players were going out, spending time in their hotel's bar and more. If that is..." July 31

  • MLB star reportedly threatened to get teammates traded if they violated safety protocol

    Larry Brown Sports "There is growing frustration among some MLB players about their colleagues not taking health and safety protocols seriously, but make no mistake, there are plenty taking things seriously. In light of the Miami Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak, some players appear to be taking steps to..." July 31

  • Future Salary Obligations Of All 30 Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Recently, we ran through the full slate of future financial commitments teams have made to MLB players. As I explained throughout that series of posts, there are several different ways to look at salaries. Since the purpose of this exercise is to see where teams stand as we enter a period of..." July 31

  • MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred threatens to shut down 2020 season

    Clutch Points "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has threatened to shut down the 2020 MLB season if the sport doesn’t do a better job of managing the coronavirus, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. This comes in the wake of a plethora of Miami Marlins players and coaches testing..." July 31

  • Latest COVID-19 results released by MLB, PA "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, July 30: MONITORING TESTING Covered Individuals..." July 31

  • Marlins to transport players, coaches with coronavirus back to Miami

    ESPN "The Miami Marlins, after an 18th player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, are getting multiple sleeper buses to take infected players and coaches from Philadelphia to Miami, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers on Friday. In all, the Marlins have had 18 players -- of the 33..." July 31