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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 …
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MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to positive coronavirus tests  —  MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers  —  Two St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon's game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB requiring teams to add coronavirus protocol compliance officers
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 …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals-Brewers Game Postponed Due To Positive Covid-19 Tests  —  11:55am: The Cardinals issued a statement that the two tests which came back positive were performed Wednesday prior to their game with the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.  The Cardinals have not been to Miller Park yet.
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 aren't outdated in the next couple of hours!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.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Sign Cody Allen To Minor League Deal  —  The Cubs announced Friday that they've signed right-hander Cody Allen to a minor league contract and assigned him to their alternate training site in South Bend.  The team's player pool is now up to 58.  —  It wasn't that long ago that Allen …
John Tomase / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Red Sox were positioned to dominate Yankees for a decade, so what the hell happened?  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Red Sox won it all in 2013, a rival executive took stock of the team's future with downright jealousy.  —  “With the talent on that roster and in that farm system …
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.
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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: Camden Chat
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
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 …
Discussion: Bucs Dugout and NBCSports.com
Jack Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks tests positive for COVID-19  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  In addition to clubhouses, the coronavirus is now reaching MLB broadcast booths.  —  Texas Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks is one of two individuals in the booth …
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
 
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Rangers Select Greg Bird, Jimmy Herget; Designate Ariel Jurado
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Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rosenthal earns 1st save since 2017, Royals beat Tigers 5-3
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John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds to place Wade Miley on injured list, Tyler Mahle will stay in rotation
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Place Jose Leclerc On 45-Day Injured List
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