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2020 Schedule
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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Good luck picking your three outfield starters for a hypothetical National League All-Star team.

Picking hypothetical NL All-Star outfield starters (1:07)
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BBTN: MLB has a 98.2% negative coronavirus test rate, Yankees look like they're having fun, Manfred should addressing the media everyday

Marly Rivera joins Buster to discuss the completion of MLB’s intake process that yielded a 98.2% negative test rate for coronavirus, player comfort and accountability as summer camp is underway, and the Yankees looking like they’re having a good time playing baseball (3:48). Plus, Karl Ravech stops by to talk about Steve Cohen emerging as the favorite to buy the Mets, why he thinks baseball will be played, Kris Bryant’s trepidation about returning and his observations covering KBO as MLB’s return is on the horizon (15:16).

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BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on teams staying focused; Rick Mace on Scheduling Games, Hembo on Juan Soto

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss how refreshing it is to see Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor pulling pranks, the challenge of keeping players focused and the need to hear from Rob Manfred as issues with the restart arise (4:20). Later, ESPN’s senior manager of MLB programming Rick Mace talks about what it’s been like scheduling games for TV (16:19). Plus, Hembo on which teams have scheduling advantages and why he’d take Juan Soto on a 10-year contract (26:00).

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BBTN: Anthony Castrovince and Todd Radom go deep on Cleveland changing its name

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince joins Buster to discuss the Cleveland name change, the history of the name “Indians” for the team, why he favors the Spiders for the new name, the inspiration for his book “A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics” and what he thinks happens with Francisco Lindor this season (5:33). Plus, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the work involved with a team changing its name and creating a new logo (21:46).

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Jim Duquette Joins Anita Marks

Jim Duquette joined Anita Marks to offer is thoughts on Sean Doolittle’s comments regarding the effects of COVID-19, previews the MLB schedule release and much more.

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Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers open MLB schedule

The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

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.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The 2020 MLB schedule is set to be announced tonight, and it will include 60 games over a total of 67 days. Opening Day on July 23 will be Yankees vs. Nationals and Dodgers vs. SF Giants, with the remaining 26 teams playing their first game on July 24th. The final day of the season will be Sunday, September 27th.

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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).

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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.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

The Washington Nationals canceled workouts today as results from their Friday coronavirus tests still have not shown up, sources tell ESPN. Comes on the heels of the Oakland A's canceling a workout Sunday because of no results and testers not showing up to Angels camp, either.

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ChiSox, Nats, Pirates, Cards have positive tests

The Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks all announced Sunday that two of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus and are in isolation.

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GM: Nats in 'good shape' as training resumes

The Washington Nationals resumed workouts Friday at summer training camp as they prepare for a repeat bid made extra challenging by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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BBTN: Matt Vasgersian on unrealistic under the health protocols; Todd Radom mourns the loss of the minor league season

Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to discuss the possibility of calling Sunday Night Baseball at home, Sean Doolittle’s apprehension of playing, continued mistrust between the players and MLB, what seems unrealistic under the health and safety protocols, and field mics (4:01). Plus, Todd Radom drops by to mourn the loss of the minor league season, talk Tropicana Field and administer the weekly quiz (27:36).

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.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4113th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.277th
BAA.24314th
Runs6029th
Batting Average.22028th
On Base Percentage.30923rd
Slugging Percentage.32530th