2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
14h

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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16h

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.

20h

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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1d

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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2d

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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4d

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.

5d

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.

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."

6d

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian and Buster discuss Ian Desmond opting out of the playing the season

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to name-drop his meetings with presidents and trips to the White House (7:07). Then the guys discuss the players who have opted out of the season, the need for complete transparency with testing results, Ian Desmond's decision not to play and his thoughts on race in baseball, and changes that need to be made to make baseball more accessible.

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8d

Nats' Zimmerman won't play in '20, citing family

Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross have opted out of the 2020 season "for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones," the team announced Monday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo: “Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross have decided not to participate in the 2020 season for the personal health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. We are 100% supportive of their decision to not play this year."

6d

BBTN: A's reliever Jake Diekman on deciding to play despite being high-risk for COVID-19

A's reliever Jake Diekman joins Buster to discuss his decision to play despite being high-risk for coronavirus. Diekman discusses why he didn't consider opting out, players policing their bubble and pitching relief with no crowd (2:20). Then, Eireann Dolan, wife of Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, hops on to talk about her concerns living under the baseball umbrella after growing up with respiratory issues, and MLB making players decide between salary and service time and family members who are high risk (13:12). Plus, Todd Radom on the Rogers Centre and the weekly quiz (27:02).

Team Stats

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