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RHP Strasburg set to return for Nationals

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut on Sunday for the Washington Nationals against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

Indians hitting coach Van Burkleo opts out of season

Cleveland Indians hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo will opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season, citing coronavirus concerns, multiple outlets reported.

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Ex-Angels employee charged in Skaggs' death

A former Los Angeles Angels employee is facing federal charges in connection with the 2019 overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

Eighth Cardinals player tests positive; game vs. Cubs postponed

An eighth St. Louis player has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Major League Baseball to postpone Friday night's game between the Cardinals and Chicago Cubs.

A's coach apologizes after Nazi-like salute

Oakland Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson issued an apology Thursday night after TV cameras caught him making a gesture very similar to a Nazi salute after his team's win earlier in the day.

MLB roundup: Braves' Markakis hits walk-off homer

Nick Markakis delivered a walk-off homer with one out in the ninth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

MLB schedule overhaul includes 14 DHs

Major League Baseball announced a schedule overhaul on Thursday, with the changes creating a total of 14 doubleheaders involving 10 teams over the next two months.

MLB moves reduce rosters from 30 to 28

All Major League Baseball teams reduced their rosters by two players on Thursday per return-to-play stipulations after the season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

White Sox put rookie 2B Madrigal (shoulder) on IL

The Chicago White Sox placed rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to a separated left shoulder.

MLB roundup: Cubs win 6th straight behind Darvish

Yu Darvish pitched seven strong innings Wednesday, and the Chicago Cubs topped the host Kansas City Royals 6-1 for their sixth straight win. It was also the Cubs' third straight victory over the Royals, who lost their sixth straight.

Nationals' Scherzer downplays hamstring injury

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer left his Wednesday start against the New York Mets after one inning.

Despite outbreaks, Manfred says MLB protocols are working

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said small changes to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be implemented soon amid outbreaks that have forced the reshuffling of the schedule.

Braves place 2B Albies on IL, reinstate OF Markakis

The Atlanta Braves placed All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a bone contusion in his right wrist.

MLB roundup: Marlins end hiatus with shutout win

Starter Pablo Lopez tossed five scoreless innings, Francisco Cervelli and Jesus Aguilar homered, and the Miami Marlins returned from an eight-day hiatus with a 4-0 shutout of the host Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

Mets place 2B Cano on IL, add OF Hamilton to roster

The New York Mets placed veteran infielder Robinson Cano on the 10-day injured list with a left adductor strain and added outfielder Billy Hamilton to the active roster.

Nationals activate star OF Soto from IL

Outfielder Juan Soto, who helped the Washington Nationals to their first World Series title in 2019, was activated from the injured list Tuesday and was available to make his 2020 debut.

Maddon: Ohtani likely won't throw again this season

A day after the Los Angeles Angels announced Shohei Ohtani would be unable to throw for more than a month, manager Joe Maddon told reporters on Tuesday that he doesn't envision the two-way star throwing again this season.

Marlins finally cleared for (late) return vs. Orioles

It took until what seemed like the last minute, but the Miami Marlins finally were cleared to return to the field for a road game Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.

Field of Dreams game officially PPD until 2021

The Field of Dreams game scheduled for Aug. 13 in Iowa has been postponed until at least 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball officially announced Tuesday.

MLB postpones Cardinals' four-game series with Tigers

Major League Baseball on Monday postponed St. Louis' four-game series with the Detroit Tigers amid the 13 members of the Cardinals organization who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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