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Seattle Mariners latest club to shut down spring training operations

The Seattle Mariners have shut down their spring training facility in Arizona because of the virus outbreakand told their players to view the coming weeks as though they’re in offseason …


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Red Sox ace Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

MLB gives minor leaguers spring per diems; salaries TBD

Minor league players shut out of spring training camps will receive allowances from teams through April 8, and a plan is underway to compensate those players during the postponed portion …


MLB calls off games in Mexico, Puerto Rico

Major League Baseball has called off what was to be its first two regular-season games in Mexico City.


Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

To many people, Rod Serling is known as the foreboding figure who created “The Twilight Zone” television show.


Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has surgery on groin

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander had surgery on his right groin and is expected to be out about six weeks


New normal: MLB adjusts to coronavirus uncertainty

Major league teams adjusted to their strange new normal, with more players returning to their hometowns as they realized baseball won’t be played for months


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

MLB delays opening day to mid-May at earliest due to virus

Major League Baseball has pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Mariners players, staff in Arizona transition back into offseason mode for MLB’s coronavirus hiatus

As the Mariners’ spring training complex underwent a cleaning that was deep enough to please even the most germophobic person Saturday, the uncertainty of baseball, sports and daily life in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

MLB suspends all spring training activities due to coronavirus, allows players to travel home if desired

In another example of how fast the situation can change surrounding sports and the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, Major League Baseball …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Scrubbed: March Madness leads long list of canceled sports

The world’s sports schedule is cratering at warp speed due to coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Jim Litke: Without sports, what will fans talk about?

Going a week without watching sports used to be a dare. It’s the new reality.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

MLB delays opening day by at least 2 weeks because of coronavirus

Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.


Giants name right-hander Johnny Cueto opening day starter

Right-hander Johnny Cueto will start opening day for the San Francisco Giants.


Spring training roundup: Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt slowed by sore right elbow

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right elbow.


Michael Conforto won’t speculate about returning in time for opener

Sidelined by an oblique strain, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto would not speculate whether he could return for the March 26 opener against Washington.


Marlins’ Jonathan Villar trying to get comfortable in center field

Miami manager Don Mattingly likes the way Jonathan Villar has looked this spring as he moves from second base to center field.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle …


Phils manager Joe Girardi already living up to reputation

It’s clear when Joe Girardi walks into a room that he’s the man in charge.


Indians’ Chris Antonetti: ‘Earnest effort’ with Francisco Lindor came short

Cleveland Indians executive Chris Antonetti says the franchise and representatives for star shortstop Francisco Lindor made a “sincere and earnest effort” to agree on a long-term contract before deciding this …


Miguel Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Miguel Cabrera, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Ramirez are among a handful of major leaguers who have a lot to prove this coming season.


AP source: MLB prefers teams flip sites if virus shuts parks

If Major League Baseball can’t play in front of fans at a team’s home ballpark because of the virus outbreak, the sport’s first preference likely would be to switch games …



UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis



Spring Training roundup: O’s Trey Mancini needs ‘non-baseball-related medical procedure’

In a gloomy season for the Baltimore Orioles last year, one of their few bright spots was Trey Mancini.


UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Mariners roster overview: Talent, potential and inexperience abound in the outfield

Thanks to injuries, ineptitude and a rebuilding plan that was going to focus on the future more in 2020, the Mariners had to make some creative decisions for the day-to-day …


Reds pitcher Sonny Gray using spring to try out new things

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sonny Gray has used the early part of spring training to try out some new things on the mound.


Miami’s Don Mattingly unconcerned about Corey Dickerson’s swing

Miami manager Don Mattingly isn’t concerned that free-agent acquisition Corey Dickerson’s is currently flirting with .150. In fact, Mattingly’s barely noticed.


Phillies see potential to turn rotation into a strength

For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching.