Felix Hernandez’s agent notified GM Alex Anthopoulos of his decision to opt out of the upcoming season due to coronavirus concerns Saturday. Manager Brian Snitker said he found out Sunday morning.
Braves star first baseman Freddie Freeman is among four players to test positive for COVID-19. The others are pitchers Will Smith and Touki Touissant and infielder Pete Kozma.
The Atlanta Braves kicked off summer camp on Friday -- a restart of their truncated spring training. Major League Baseball and the team implemented plenty of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and hopefully keep the league on track to start their season in three weeks.
The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah. There were 3,185 samples collected and tested through the first week of intake testing.
A sore left shoulder could have forced Hamels to miss two months if the season started on time. Instead, the coronavirus pandemic ended spring training in mid-March and allowed Hamels to have a more relaxed approach to his rehabilitation.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has already disrupted the entire sports world, has forced league officials to rule out an all-star game for the first time since World War II.
Wednesday is July 1, meaning the New York Mets will complete its annual $1.19 million payment to Bobby Bonilla.
Major League Baseball announced new rules and health procedures for the upcoming 2020 season.
Major League Baseball held off formally imposing a 60-game schedule on its feuding players while negotiating an operations manual.
The Atlanta Braves today announced they signed all four of its 2020 draft picks, as well as six non-drafted prospects.
Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players' association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the Phillies confirmed that 5 players and 3 staff members who were working at their spring training facility in Clearwater, Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus.
A current Atlanta Brave and a former Atlanta Brave are collaborating on canvas.
MLB players hoped to play through until at least November, but owners believe the already-shortened season should only go on until October. Dr. Anthony Fauci said the major leagues would be wise to wrap up the postseason in September.
MLB's action was described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the details who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was authorized.
Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport's return to labor wars.
Details of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press reveal Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule starting July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season.
After getting picked in the 5th round of the MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, Georgia Tech outfielder Baron Radcliff's phone was probably blowing up. That might explain why he didn't answer one particular call at first.
Former Decatur High School star Jordan Walker was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the MLB Draft.
Major League Baseball teams have made a new offer to start the coronavirus-delayed season, proposing they guarantee 50% of players' prorated salaries over a 76-game regular season.