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3:05 PM ET, August 1, 2020


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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB commissioner warns of shutdown if coronavirus isn't better managed  —  Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn't do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season …
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
Another Game Postponed With 4 More Coronavirus Cases for Cardinals  —  Three staffers and one player for the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive for the virus, prompting the postponement of a game Saturday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.  —  Major League Baseball's sputtering effort to play …
Sources: More St. Louis Cardinals test positive, Saturday's game postponed  —  Saturday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed after at least four more members of the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Multiple Cardinals Players/Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19  —  9:47AM: One Cardinals player has tested positive, according to the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond, while The Athletic's Mark Saxon (Twitter link) reports three of the positive tests were from the coaching staff.
MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to positive coronavirus tests
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Lorenzo Cain Opts Out Of 2020 Season  —  Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has opted out of the rest of the 2020 season, according to a team press release.  President of baseball operations David Stearns commented on the situation in the release, saying “Lorenzo Cain has informed us …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Brett Ballantini / Sports Illustrated:
Gamethread: White Sox at Royals  —  All right guys, a bit of a quickie gamethread, I might be missing the game attending to a family matter.  Hopefully the lineups etc. aren't outdated in the next couple of hours!  —  It's Nick Madrigal Day!  The rookie is in the lineup, batting ninth tonight.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Astros owner Jim Crane opens up on sign-stealing scandal: ‘It weighs on all of us every day’  —  HOUSTON — Jim Crane, with the Houston Astros 2017 World Series championship trophy displayed in front of him, looked outside his office window Wednesday, saw the sheets of rain pounding …
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Santander hits unique HR, has 3 RBIs as Orioles top Rays 6-3  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander hit an odd home run off  —  Blake Snell and had three RBIs to help the  —  Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Friday night.
Discussion: DRaysBay and Camden Chat
Maddie Lee / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Quick takes: Yu Darvish deals in Cubs win over Pirates to open the series  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  The Cubs opened the series against the Pirates with a 6-3 win at Wrigley Field.  —  Starting pitcher  —  Yu Darvish bounced back from a loss in his first outing …
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Flores homers to get Giants going in 9-2 win over Rangers  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer off  —  Mike Minor in the fifth inning, and the  —  San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Friday night.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Jack Harris / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Dodgers fall to Diamondbacks, squander Mookie Betts' best night with L.A.  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Mookie Betts ran as fast as he could, jumped as high as he could, reached as far as he could.  —  But on the outfielder's best night yet as a Dodger …
Discussion: True Blue LA and Los Angeles Times
Pat Graham / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Pham, Tatis homer in 9th, Padres rally, beat Rockies 8-7  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Tommy Pham carried a little grudge with him to the plate.  —  He took it out on the offending party.  —  Pham hit a three-run homer in the ninth after Fernando Tatis Jr. tied it with two outs, and the
Discussion: Purple Row
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Jack Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks tests positive for COVID-19
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Select Greg Bird, Jimmy Herget; Designate Ariel Jurado
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
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