2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The 2020 MLB schedule starts July 23 with a Yankees-Nationals matchup (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) followed by Giants-Dodgers (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Opening Day for the rest of the league comes July 24, highlighted by Braves-Mets (4 ET, ESPN), Brewers-Cubs (7 ET, ESPN), Angels-A's (10 ET, ESPN) and the Rangers hosting the Rockies in the first game at Texas' new ballpark.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Angels workout turned into an optional one after two delays. Joe Maddon believes the hiccup in testing, with results being slow and, in his situation, testers not showing up, will be "a short-lived situation." He compared today to the equivalent of what would have happened in a rain delay.

10h

Scott: I need sports back

Alan is back from vacation, and addresses a comment made about the Knicks head coaching search last week on the show. Plus, what should Washington change its name to?

11h

BBTN: Dave Schoenfield on Cleveland changing its name and players expressing skepticism about playing; Sarah Langs on the David Price opting out

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Cleveland’s decision to review its name, possible names to replace the Indians, Freddie Freeman getting sick, Mike Trout, Sean Doolittle and Buster Posey’s skepticism about playing, and what the tipping point could be to shut the season down (7:16). Later, Sarah Langs drops by to talk about her aversion to spiders and what losing David Price means to the Dodgers (26:02).

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have moved their workout back by five hours, from 8 am to 1 pm, and have been informed that test administrators will be on site by the time they arrive.

MLB's early COVID-19 testing not running smoothly (1:22)
15h
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15h

Nats, Astros, Cards cancel workouts amid delays

The Nationals, Astros and Cardinals have canceled their workouts scheduled for Monday, citing the safety of their players as both clubs await results of COVID-19 testing from Friday.

Passan: Trout's hesitation echoes a lot of MLB players (1:06)
2d
Stephen A. is incredulous at A-Rod's pick for MLB's biggest star (1:05)
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Trout not fully comfortable with MLB's plan (2:13)
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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout, whose wife is scheduled to give birth to their first child this summer, sounds very conflicted about playing. "Honestly I still don't feel comfortable." For now, he's playing. "But I gotta play it by ear."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ESPN has learned that more than half of all intake testing is almost complete as MLB prepares for preseason workouts to officially resume tomorrow. General information about the results will be released in the next 24-48 hours, but will not have identifying factors in order to protect players' privacy. As previously reported, COVID-19 related information won't be disclosed without players' permission.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manager Luis Rojas confirms Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will be working remotely. Rojas also said all Mets players have reported to "summer camp" and are currently undergoing the intake and COVID-19 testing process.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In a statement to ESPN, MLB said it wouldn't disclose COVID-19 related information without an individual's permission. MLB does plan to publish general testing information, for example, number of tests and positive results, but with no player names or identifying characteristics.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB statement to ESPN regarding teams not naming players that test positive for coronavirus: "Because COVID-19 is not considered an employment-related injury, we will respect the privacy of the players who test positive or who are under evaluation, and we will defer to their wishes regarding public updates about their status. Without their voluntary permission, we will not disclose any COVID-19 related information."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler, asked if Jo Adell can get enough development in July to be an everyday contributor this season: "That's what we're hopeful for." Totally unrelated note: Teams get an extra year of service time by waiting until July 29 to activate prospects.

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Ohtani set to resume 2-way role with Angels

After serving only as a designated hitter in 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Shohei Ohtani will resume a two-way role with the Angels this season, general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Tuesday. Ohtani will likely pitch one game a week.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.0222nd
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.4020th
BAA.25218th
Runs9815th
Batting Average.23722nd
On Base Percentage.31820th
Slugging Percentage.38621st