Longtime Athletics minor league coach, manager Webster Garrison hospitalized with coronavirus

A longtime coach and manager in the Oakland Athletics' minor league system has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is hospitalized in Louisiana. Webster Garrison, 54, who last season managed the A’s Class A Advanced affiliate Stockton Ports, is on a ventilator as he battles COVID-19, his fiancée, Nikki Trudeaux, said in a post on Facebook.  "This man, my fiancé, Webster Garrison, the […]

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Trump’s unusual source for virus advice

United States President Donald Trump reportedly called former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez for advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak. As of Saturday evening, there are over 104,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States, the global tally approaching 600,000 – the US currently has a higher prevalence of the coronavirus than Italy and China. Cases in New York City alone […]

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Joe Biden on why he wears a Phillies hat: ‘It’s the way to be able to sleep with my wife’

Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was supposed to take place Thursday, but the coronavirus pandemic has altered plans for the sports league. Still, to show support for his favorite team, Jimmy Kimmel wore a Mets hat on his show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday night. Kimmel also spoke with guest Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States and […]

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Source: Syndergaard TJ surgery a success

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday, a source tells ESPN. The Mets announced Tuesday that Syndergaard would need the surgery. He is expected to return some time during the 2021 season. Syndergaard, 27, who is […]

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Major League Baseball, players union reach tentative agreement to salvage 2020 season

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening on key economic issues in hopes of salvaging the majority of the 162-game season, according to an executive with direct knowledge of the negotiations, even if it means playing the World Series in late November. Major League Baseball owners will vote Friday to officially ratify […]

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Fanatics moving from baseball to medical gear

Major League Baseball players won’t be needing their uniforms anytime soon, so MLB and Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin have announced plans to use the fabric instead to make at least one million masks and hospital gowns to support healthcare workers during this coronavirus crisis. “The COVID-19 crisis has compelled our country to be more collaborative, innovative and strategic than […]

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Rob Manfred optimistic MLB will be ‘gearing back up’ in May

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that baseball, which is dark because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, will be back “whenever it’s safe to play.” He gave clues as to when he’d like for that to happen. Manfred also offered hints about a reworked 2020 schedule while speaking from Florida with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt on “SportsCenter.” He was understandably short […]

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