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Scott Lauber / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Phillies' Seranthony Dominguez facing decision after doctors recommend Tommy John surgery  —  No matter how long it takes for the 2020 baseball season to begin, it might be much longer before Seranthony Dominguez pitches again.  —  It has been suggested to Dominguez that he undergo …
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Emma Baccellieri / Sports Illustrated:
Is It Wrong for Baseball Players to Get Tommy John Surgery?  —  Pro athletes are already under fire for preferential treatment during the coronavirus crisis—and medical ethicists say this is another example.  —  On March 13, a recommendation came from the American College of Surgeons …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Chris Sale Undergoes Tommy John Surgery  —  4:42pm: The surgery was performed today in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the Red Sox announced.  —  4:23pm: We've known for some time that Red Sox lefty Chris Sale was destined for Tommy John surgery.  But the timing of the procedure …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
MLB Announces Minor-League Financial Support  —  Major League Baseball has announced a plan to continue financial support and medical benefits to all minor-league baseball players.  Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reported that a deal was pending (Twitter links), while Baseball America's JJ Cooper …
Chandler Rome / Houston Chronicle:
A.J. Reed's retirement underscores Astros' tepid 2014 draft class  —  Drawing scant attention with the announcement, A.J. Reed retired on March 4 — about one week into spring training games — when concern about the coronavirus grew around the country.  —  Reed told a Terre Haute, Ind., television station of his situation.
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Additional Steps We're Taking for the Health and Safety of Our Associates  —  As our company and country continue to deal with the spread of COVID-19, we remain focused on the health and safety of our associates.  —  We continue to follow and communicate the CDC's recommended guidance …
Discussion: New York Post and WFLA-TV
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
MLB managers on how they're helping team, family deal with pandemic  —  Dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is not only changing the fabric of Major League Baseball, but it's also redefining the role of major league managers.  This global public health crisis has led to a shift …
Associated Press:
As MLB ponders post-virus season, players worry about health  —  MLB, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers  —  As Major League Baseball and the players' union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
What the MLB deal with players means for 2020 season and beyond  —  Following round-the-clock negotiations since the coronavirus outbreak postponed the beginning of the season, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association struck a deal Friday that outlined how the sport would proceed in the coming months.
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
MLB cuts costs by shrinking draft, but prospects, college baseball facing uncertainty  —  Major League Baseball is now playing a waiting game.  —  The owners and the MLB Players Association have mapped a plan for the 2020 MLB season, and, most importantly to them, how everyone in their circle is going to make the most money possible.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Transaction Retrospection: Jose Quintana/Eloy Jimenez Trade  —  Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Eloy Jiménez's MLB debut.  With that in mind, it's an interesting time to look back at the blockbuster crosstown deal that brought the 23-year-old slugger to the South Side.
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets pitcher Michael Wacha learns to embrace technology with help from his dad … For Michael Wacha and his offseason transformation, it all started with videos, mechanics and his dad.  —  Wacha, 28, signed as a free agent with the Mets in December on a one-year, $3 million deal.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Jordan Moreau / Variety:
John Callahan, ‘All My Children’ Soap Opera Star, Dies at 66  —  John Callahan, a soap opera star on “All My Children,” died on Saturday morning after suffering a stroke at his Palm Springs, Calif., home on Friday.  He was 66.  —  “Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever.
Discussion: UPI and New York Post
Jason Mastrodonato / Boston Herald:
A final interview with Rafael Devers before MLB shut down  —  Devers revealed his biggest obstacle  —  It's the sunshine and hint of warmth that remind us what we're missing.  —  In the early spring, we expect baseball.  We expect hot dogs on the grill and peanut shells beneath our feet.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 
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