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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that JA Happ will start the intrasquad game on Monday night; hopes to get 5-6 pitchers in during the game. Yankees will be playing two night intrasquad games Monday and Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Brett Gardner on Gerrit Cole.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Longtime Yankee Brett Gardner talks about his decision to play this season.

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17hMalika Andrews

Nets' Temple: 'Nervous anxiousness' about bubble

Despite being committed to making the trip to Orlando with the Nets on Tuesday, Garrett Temple said he knows it will be uncomfortable for players to be in the bubble and said he feels a "nervous anxiousness" about making the trek.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Video of Aaron Boone talking about Masahiro Tanaka being hit in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive. Boone also revealed that DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa are self-isolating at home after having tested positive for COVID-19.

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2dMarly Rivera

Tanaka out of hospital after taking liner off head

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was released from a hospital Saturday after taking a line drive off his head during a simulated game at Yankee Stadium. Manager Aaron Boone said Tanaka will be placed in the concussion protocol.

Boone provides update on Tanaka, who was struck in head by liner (0:41)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Excellent news! Masahiro Tanaka has been released from the hospital.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone said that Tanaka is doing well after undergoing a battery of tests at the hospital. He also said that DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa (who authorized him to release the info) tested positive for COVID-19 before the intake protocol to get into camp started.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

When a pitcher gets hit in the head by a line shot as Masahiro Tanaka did Sat., it raises the issue of protection. As ESPN has reported, MLB/the players union have jointly approved 2 safety devices, but pitchers never embraced them. They can opt for any protective headwear, as long as MLB doesn't consider it to interfere with competition or licensing agreements. A Safer Sports Technologies hard-shell cap insert - untested by MLB/the union - is worn by a handful of pitchers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head with a line drive during today's sim game. He is currently alert, responsive and walking under his own power. He is being sent to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and testing.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is Masahiro Tanaka being helped off the field after spending several minutes down on the mound. Tanaka was hit on the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive.

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Sano, LeMahieu, Perez among positive cases

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu and Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez are among a host of MLB players who have tested positive for the coronavirus, it was revealed Saturday.

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Darnold, Barkley, McCaffrey and Allen link up for workout (0:16)
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Mets keep distance on 1st day of Citi camp

As the New York Mets opened a most unusual summer camp, back-to-back Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The New York Mets resumed their "spring training" workouts at Citi Field today... and here's a preview of what it'll be like with the empty stands...

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