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Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization;  game vs.  Chicago White Sox postponed

Cleveland Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases; pitching coach Carl Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip. The team said pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the club’s acting manager for a three-game series this weekend …

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Rosenthal: How the Yankees turned a weakness into an advantage and cut down opponents' stolen bases

Rosenthal: How the Yankees turned a weakness into an advantage and cut down opponents’ stolen bases

A three-run walk-off homer by Aaron Judge on Tuesday, a three-run go-ahead shot by Gleyber Torres on Wednesday. The Yankees are still the Yankees, ranking third in the majors in homers. But these Yankees are a major-league best 22-8 because they are more than simply another incarnation of the Bronx Bombers. The 2022 edition is …

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MLB, Sorare partner on new NFT baseball game, with plans to launch midsummer

MLB, Sorare partner on new NFT baseball game, with plans to launch midsummer

Major League Baseball is getting deeper into NFTs. Baseball and its players union on Thursday announced a forthcoming game with Paris-based Sorare, a company known for its popular non-fungible token soccer games in Europe. Those will be the template for the yet-to-be-titled MLB game, which is expected to launch this summer. Many details about gameplay …

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Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

Former Chicago White Sox trainer Brian Ball sues GM Rick Hahn, team over termination in 2020

CHICAGO — A former athletic trainer for the White Sox is alleging in a lawsuit that he was fired by the team because of his sexual orientation, age and disability. The actions of White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and the club, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County, caused Brian Ball “significant …

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Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner leaves game after colliding with umpire, day-to-day

Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner leaves game after colliding with umpire, day-to-day

SAN DIEGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner came out of Wednesday’s series finale against the Padres with a sprained right ankle an inning after colliding with second base umpire Dan Iassogna in center field. Hoerner was on the ground in pain after the collision in the first inning and was tended to by a …

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MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

MLB postpones Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox due to Covid

CNN — Due to multiple positive Covid-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Wednesday afternoon’s game between Cleveland and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed, Major League Baseball officials announced. It is the first Covid-19-related postponement of the season. Among those testing positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 are Cleveland manager Terry Francona, bench …

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Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization;  game vs.  Chicago White Sox postponed

Multiple positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland Guardians organization; game vs. Chicago White Sox postponed

The Cleveland Guardians’ game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests within the Guardians organization, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The game was postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. MLB will provide a rescheduling update when it becomes available. It was announced earlier Wednesday that …

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Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander's shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those …

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Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander's shot for fourth no-hitter

Gio Urshela breaks up Justin Verlander’s shot for fourth no-hitter

MINNEAPOLIS — After two frustrating years, Astros ace Justin Verlander was uncertain about his baseball future. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched just one game in 2020 and 2021 combined, missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. Verlander is back to his old self — just like that guy with all those …

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San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin to have prostate surgery Wednesday, hopes to miss only part of road trip

San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin to have prostate surgery Wednesday, hopes to miss only part of road trip

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin says he’ll have prostate surgery Wednesday and hopes he misses only part of a forthcoming road trip. Melvin said he doesn’t think he has cancer, “but they won’t know until they get in there.” He was in street clothes during his pregame session with the media …

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