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Baltimore Orioles' Anthony Santander runs to the plate to take batting practice during baseball training camp Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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July 18, 2020 - 9:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' starting pitcher Domingo German winds up during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in New York. Suspended Yankees pitcher German cast doubt on his baseball future with a curious Instagram post Friday, July 17, 2020, night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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July 18, 2020 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post a night earlier. Germán, serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy last summer, posted Friday night...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman looks over his shoulder as he enters the batting cage during a baseball workout in St. Louis. Freeman does not know if he has time to be ready for the Braves' opener at the New York Mets. Following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19, Freeman knows he is grateful to even have a chance. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
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July 18, 2020 - 7:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman doesn't know if he has time to be ready for the Atlanta Braves' opener. Following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19, Freeman is grateful to even have a chance. On Saturday, the four-time All-Star revealed he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox players sit apart for social distancing during baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston. Public health experts have mixed feelings about baseball’s hopes to open its season July 23. There is optimism because of the nature of the sport itself, which produces less on-field risk than basketball, football or hockey. Then again, players and their families face a daunting task staying safe away from the ballpark, especially with teams traveling to and from hard-hit regions including Florida and Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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July 18, 2020 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty baseball teams from 28 cities, trying to play 60 games each amid a coronavirus pandemic that seemingly hasn’t peaked in the United States. Plausible? Worthwhile? Unconscionable? Even among experts, it depends on who's talking: “Baseball games can work,” said Dr. David Hamer,...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees' starting pitcher Domingo German winds up during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader in New York. Suspended Yankees pitcher German cast doubt on his baseball future with a curious Instagram post Friday, July 17, 2020, night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
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July 18, 2020 - 12:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán cast doubt on his baseball future with curious Instagram posts Friday night. Germán posted a photo of himself in a Yankees uniform exclaiming in what appears to be a photo of him pitching in a game. The post included Spanish words...
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Miami Marlins' Adam Conley pitches during a baseball workout at Marlins Park, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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July 17, 2020 - 10:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus. MLB and the players' union released statistics Friday saying six of 10,548 samples were new...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during an intrasquad game in baseball summer training camp Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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July 17, 2020 - 10:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The crowd noise was phony. Gerrit Cole’s scowl was real. The new ace gave up consecutive home runs to Mike Ford and Miguel Andújar in an intrasquad game as the pitcher and the public-address system's recorded crowd sounds tuned up for New York Yankees debuts. Those runs in the...
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A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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July 17, 2020 - 9:49 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ AJ Pollock says he considered not playing this season after enduring a bout with COVID-19 and the premature birth of his daughter. The Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder was late arriving to summer camp after...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The Rays announced the move Thursday night, July 16. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
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July 17, 2020 - 12:25 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows was placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. Left-handed reliever Aaron Loup was added to the roster in place of Meadows, who was a first-time...
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Baltimore Orioles director of baseball administration Kevin Buck, left, and field coordinator Tim Cossins wear masks to protect against COVID-19 as they talk during an intrasquad game at baseball training camp Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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July 17, 2020 - 12:17 am
With the start of Major League Baseball's shortened season a week away, games in empty stadiums and strange extra-inning rules are on the verge of becoming reality. Now that players have gotten used to COVID-19 tests, social distancing and wearing masks in the clubhouse, it's just about time to see...
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