It was a rarity at the time and provided a very 2020-style photo op: Oakland's masked first baseman Matt Olson chatting with Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who was also masked as he prepared to run the bases. When it comes to Major League Baseball's ongoing fight to avoid COVID-19, it's the West that's had the most success. ''I'm very excited about what's happening here in the West,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut for the Washington Nationals on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles after being sidelined by a nerve problem in his pitching hand. Strasburg missed what would have been his first two appearances of 2020 after making all 33 starts last year and then becoming the first pitcher to finish a postseason with a 5-0 record. Everything's good,'' manager Dave Martinez said Friday before Washington's series opener against visiting Baltimore.
The Angels issued a statement claiming no one in management was aware Eric Kay was providing employees with opioids.
Shaq Harrison's younger brother Monte made his MLB debut for the Marlins this week. Even across different sports, it's easy to spot the resemblance of their games.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Cardinals' game Friday against the Chicago Cubs was postponed after another St. Louis player tested positive for COVID-19.
Plenty of teams around Major League Baseball are using cardboard cutouts of fans, but apparently that's not in the Nationals' plans.
How should the Red Sox approach the unique 2020 MLB trade deadline? Our John Tomase has one obvious move in mind with a familiar front office face.
This weekend's Cubs-Cardinals series is in doubt as the Cardinals have at least one new positive COVID-19 test.
The Phillies will play 40% of their games against the Braves over the next four days, making this a massive series. Jim and Corey discuss that and more on the latest Phillies Talk podcast.
* Ryan Christenson says: ‘I made a mistake and will not deny it’ * Bench coach apologies for ‘racist and horrible salute’ after win * Friday’s Cubs-Cards game postponed after eighth positive testOakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson has apologized after making a gesture which the Major League Baseball team said “looked like a Nazi salute” following Thursday’s 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.Christenson raised his arm to make the gesture as players walked off the field. Closer Liam Hendriks pushed Christenson’s hand down and bumped his forearm, before the 46-year-old coach turned around and raised his arm a second time.“I made a mistake and will not deny it,” Christenson said in a statement posted to Twitter.> We take this time to introduce you to Oakland A’s bench coach Ryan Christenson ... who likely saw his last day on an MLB field > > W ... T ... F?!?! (@1053TheFan @1053SS @RJChoppy) pic.twitter.com/RlNbeRgjeo> > — T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) August 7, 2020“Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive. In the world today of Covid, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players.“My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”Christenson clarified the gesture was unintentional to the San Francisco Chronicle.“Obviously I wasn’t doing that intentionally,” he said. “I just blacked out, my mind wasn’t there and I spaced out. I’m sure it looks terrible. I did it, but it was not intentional. I don’t know what more to say.”The team said in the statement they were deeply sorry over the incident.> pic.twitter.com/JSWLCJcmca> > — Oakland A's (@Athletics) August 7, 2020“This is incredibly offensive, especially in these times when we as a club and so many other are working to expose and address racial inequities in our country,” they said.Christenson, 46, played eight major league seasons with the Athletics, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Rangers, then joined Oakland as a bench coach in 2018.
The now-famous Phandemic Krew heard Aaron Boone didn't like their airhorns - and they can't stop laughing. By Adam Hermann
Angels pitchers are slow to the plate, and that's the primary reason opponents are stealing bases at an alarming rate. The catchers aren't to blame.
After Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson was caught celebrating a win with an elbow bump that resembled a Nazi gesture, he and the team addressed the situation.
Eloy Jimenez's latest misadventure in left field resulted in an inside-the-park home run Thursday night, overshadowing any improvement that might be happening and placing the spotlight back on his long-term future in the outfield.