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  • The five most important series in final week of 2020 regular season

    CBS Sports "We're now in the final week of the 2020 MLB regular season, and even though time is running out the standings remain wonderfully muddled, especially in the National League. Thanks in part to the expanded 16-team postseason, we've got multiple playoff spots still up for grabs, and bear..." September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Padres clinch first playoff berth since 2006

    CBS Sports "The second-longest playoff drought in the National League has been snapped. With their win Sunday against the Mariners, 7-4 in 11 innings (box score), the San Diego Padres moved to 34-20 on the 2020 season and, more importantly, have punched their ticket to the 2020 Major League..." September 21

  • Padres Activate Eric Hosmer From Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced they’ve activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list. He’s been on the shelf since September 8 due to a fractured finger. Additionally, San Diego recalled rookie right-hander Luis Patiño from the alternate training..." September 20

  • Padres Option Luis Patiño, Activate Austin Adams

    MLB Trade Rumors "The San Diego Padres announced a pair of roster moves today. Luis Patiño has been optioned to the team’s alternate site, with Austin Adams being reinstated from the injured list to join the active roster. This will be Adams’ first appearance with the team..." September 20

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week

    MLB.com "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Tommy Pham activated off IL; return of Eric Hosmer considered imminent

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Tommy Pham was reinstated from the injured list Friday and will serve as the Padres’ designated hitter. His return may well contribute to the Padres eventually having too many good options to fit them all in the lineup at the start of playoff games. But a decision on..." September 18

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

    The Score "Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league. American League 5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after..." September 17

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • San Diego Padres-Seattle Mariners moved due to air-quality concerns

    ESPN "The Padres' three-game series against the Mariners, originally scheduled to begin Friday in Seattle, has been moved to San Diego's Petco Park due to air-quality issues in Washington. " September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • Chris Paddack throws; Tommy Pham, Eric Hosmer updates

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Chris Paddack threw a bullpen Monday afternoon and seems on track to start either Wednesday’s series finale against the Dodgers at Petco Park or Friday’s series opener in Seattle. Paddack left his start Thursday against the Giants after two innings due to what the..." September 15

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • Dodgers’ Dave Roberts embarrasses himself with complaint about Trent Grisham

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts embarrassed himself with a complaint he made after his team’s 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Trent Grisham absolutely crushed a home run off Clayton Kershaw in the sixth to tie the game at one. Grisham pimped his home..." September 15

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14

  • 30 emerging players primed for big futures

    MLB.com "For all the talk about how short this season has been, there has been plenty that every team has learned about itself. And one of the key things any team can learn: Who is in this for the long haul? So, today at the Thirty, we take a look at the player on each team whose positive 2020..." September 14

  • MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

    New York Post "Teams control the alcohol. So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors. The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs and players this week in which it will urge..." September 14

  • Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 2021 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "If it seems a little early to be looking ahead to the 2020-21 Major League Baseball free-agent market, that's because it is. The regular season isn't even over yet. Still, we thought we'd get a head start on predicting which teams will claim the top..." September 14

  • After Albert Pujols, who will be the next MLB slugger in the 600-homer club?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run list on Sunday by hitting a two-run blast against the Colorado Rockies for No. 660 in his career. That tied the 40-year-old Los Angeles Angels slugger with Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place in MLB..." September 14

  • 2020 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB playoffs will begin Sept. 29. If that feels soon, well, it's because it is.  The final couple of weeks of this abbreviated 60-game slate should bring ample drama as clubs jockey for position in the expanded 16-team postseason field. While we wait for..." September 13

  • MLB is jarred again as Giants-Padres games are postponed because of COVID-19

    USA Today "Just when it looked like the Major League Baseball season might go smoothly the rest of the way, along came Friday night to provide a jarring dose of reality and a painful reminder of the daily obstacles to complete this 2020 regular season and postseason. The San Francisco..." September 12

  • Friday and Saturday's Giants-Padres games postponed after positive COVID-19 test within Giants organization

    CBS Sports "Friday night's game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres at Petco Park has been postponed because of a positive COVID-19 test within the Giants organization. MLB also announced that Saturday's scheduled game between the two teams has also..." September 11

  • Full Count: Impending free agents not doing themselves any favors

    The Score "The upcoming offseason was always going to be a nightmare for free agents. Reduced revenues in 2020 because of the pandemic are set to precipitate a winter of austerity, with many teams looking to cut costs rather than spend big. Uncertainty over the game's financial future beyond..." September 11

  • MLB postseason bubble: Globe Life Field to be home of the NLCS, World Series; Petco Park to host ALCS

    USA Today "Major League Baseball and the players union are moving towards an agreement for the final three rounds of the postseason, with the entire World Series to be played at a neutral site. Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, would stage the World Series as well as the National League..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA close to agreement on neutral sites for playoff bubbles

    Yardbarker "The MLB and MLB Players Association are closing in on an agreement for where the playoffs will be played, with the World Series set to be played at Globe Life Field, a neutral site in Arlington, Texas. Currently, the MLB plans to implement a two-bubble strategy, with separate..." September 10

  • Tony Hawk sends Mike Clevinger a skateboard

    CBS Sports "After arriving to the San Diego Padres following a trade deadline deal from Cleveland, Mike Clevinger is seemingly starting to feel more at home. Not only has he officially picked up his first victory in a Padres uniform, but he's received something of a housewarming..." September 09

  • MLB considering two playoff bubbles and neutral-site World Series at Rangers' Globe Life Field

    CBS Sports "At this point, we're close enough to MLB's regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season -- the 60-game version -- is going to finish. It's going to be one of the craziest things we've ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time..." September 09

  • Padres' Eric Hosmer suffers fractured finger on bunt attempt

    The Score "The San Diego Padres could be without their starting first baseman for some time as Eric Hosmer suffered a fractured left index finger while attempting to lay down a bunt during Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies, the team announced, according to Dennis Lin..." September 08

  • Padres Place Eric Hosmer On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "4:52pm: Hosmer’s now on the 10-day injured list, San Diego announced. The team recalled outfielder Abraham Almonte to fill Hosmer’s roster spot. 3:14pm: Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer suffered a fractured left index finger on a bunt attempt..." September 08

  • Padres Recall Jorge Ona

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that they’ve called up outfield prospect Jorge Ona. They optioned righty Luis Patino to their alternate training site in a corresponding move. Ona will debut as the Padres’ designated hitter against Colorado on Monday, per AJ Cassavell of..." September 07

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now?

    MLB.com "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • Forced to retire from baseball early, Will Middlebrooks now has a budding second career

    Boston "Had certain plot twists gone a different way, Will Middlebrooks might still be playing for the Boston Red Sox. It was eight years ago — yes, that long now — that he arrived at age 23 as a welcome summer phenom with a floundering 2012 Red Sox team, hitting 15 home runs in..." September 07

  • MLB power rankings; New York Yankees slide, Mets climb

    Sportsnaut "The MLB season is speeding by a with the postseason right around the corner and the regular season has been full of surprises. As the final month of the regular season rolls on, the New York Yankees are sliding down the MLB standings and our latest MLB power rankings. Unsurprisingly,..." September 07

  • Red Sox’s Chaim Bloom Thanks Mitch Moreland After Trade To Padres

    NESN "The Red Sox were relatively busy ahead of Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. Boston made a number of moves ahead of Monday’s deadline, including trading Mitch Moreland to the San Diego Padres. The first baseman spent a little more than three seasons with the Sox, even..." September 07

  • Padres Place Luis Campusano On IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have placed rookie catcher Luis Campusano on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist sprain, reports AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. After homering in his Major League debut, Campusano was scratched from Saturday’s game—which would have been his first MLB start..." September 06

  • MVP talk growing as loud as Fernando Tatis Jr.'s bat

    MLB.com "Ken Caminiti might have company. It has been nearly a quarter century since any Padre made a serious run at the National League MVP Award. But a 21-year-old shortstop with a sweet swing and endless swagger seems intent to change that. Fernando Tatis Jr. ’s..." September 05

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • Padres promote catcher Luis Campusano

    Yardbarker "The Padres announced that they have promoted young catcher Luis Campusano to the majors. He served as their designated hitter against the Athletics on Friday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweeted. In other moves, San Diego transferred left-hander Jose Castillo to the..." September 05

  • Way-Too-Early Team-by-Team MLB Free-Agency Predictions Post-2020 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB trade deadline has come and gone. The focus now is on the fast-approaching postseason, with its expanded 16-team format. While we wait for the October excitement to unfold, let's make some way-too-early offseason free-agency predictions. This..." September 04

  • Athletics expected to resume play Friday vs. Padres

    The Score "The Oakland Athletics are expected to resume play Friday against the San Diego Padres, concluding what will be a five-day hiatus, according to a release obtained by Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The A's postponed the final game of their series against the Houston Astros..." September 03

  • Additional Context On Padres’ Flurry Of Trades

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres were the most active buyer at the 2020 trade deadline — arguably of any trade deadline in recent history — reshaping their roster with additions of Mike Clevinger, Austin Nola, Trevor Rosenthal, Mitch Moreland and Jason Castro, among others...." September 03

  • 10 MLB stars that could be on the move this winter

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed Monday afternoon, with Mike Clevinger serving as the biggest name to change teams. Clubs will now be unable to make external additions through the rest of the 2020 MLB season, but that doesn't mean that the speculation..." September 03