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Cubs pitching coach says COVID-19 quarantined him for month

CHICAGO (AP) — An emotional Chicago Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy is recovering from a severe case of COVID-19 that quarantined him for 30 days. The 38-year-old Hottovy broke down as he detailed a harrowing ordeal during a conference call on Wednesday. The Cubs resume workouts Friday for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps on March ...

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MVP plaque presenters to discuss Landis’ name on MLB trophy

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. “The issue is being addressed,” Jack O’Connell, longtime secretary-treasurer of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, said Wednesday. “It will definitely be put up for discussion.” Former NL Most Valuable ...

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Mets optimistic about Céspedes when baseball returns

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball comes back next month, Yoenis Céspedes might finally be ready to return, too. Sidelined for nearly two years by injuries and then the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Mets slugger could be healthy enough at last to play on opening day in late July — especially with the designated hitter available in the National ...

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With restrictions, fans set to return to SKorean baseball

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will require fans to wear masks and to sit at least a seat apart as it prepares to bring back spectators in the coming weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Korea Baseball Organization on Tuesday said fans will also not be allowed to eat food in the stands. ...

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Rockies OF Desmond decides to sit out this season

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond plans to sit out this season to be with his family and help grow youth baseball in his hometown in Florida. The 34-year-old Desmond wrote Monday night on Instagram that the “COVID-19 pandemic has made this baseball season one that is a risk I am not comfortable taking.” But the biracial slugger also mentioned a ...

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Top prospects Singer and Witt, Jr. make Royals’ 60-man roster

  The Royals are readying for the return of baseball by finalizing their 60-man roster on Sunday. Highly-touted prospects including pitcher Brady Singer and infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. made the 60-man cut but did not make the Royals’ initial 40-man roster (bold). Pitchers Chance AdamsScott BarlowScott BlewettKris BubicAustin CoxDanny DuffyHeath FillmyerFoster GriffinJesse HahnTim HillGreg HollandStephen Woods Jr.Jakob JunisBrad KellerIan KennedyJackson KowarJorge ...

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