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Yanks closer Chapman tests positive for virus
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who had 37 saves and a 2.21 ERA last season, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Manager Aaron Boone said Zack Britton would take over the role if Chapman isn't ready for the start of the season.[read more]

'Spitting is like blinking': Ballplayers talk about their first week in 2020 summer camp
Baseball doesn't seem right without high-fives, hugs from teammates and spitting, but it sure beats the alternative.[read more]

'I'll miss the National League game': NL managers weigh in on the Universal DH
Here's what NL skippers had to say about MLB's biggest 2020 rule change.[read more]

Mets' Cespedes: 'Feel way better,' ready to go
Yoenis Cespedes says he's finally close to fully recovered from a string of injuries to his feet and legs and is sure he'll be ready to start the season with the Mets.[read more]

Buster Olney's top 10 second basemen: LeMahieu, Altuve vie for No. 1
A pair of American League rivals lead our list, but which is one is the best of the best?[read more]

Buster Olney's top 10 shortstops: Tough calls at a loaded position
Francisco Lindor, Javy Baez, Xander Bogaerts and more make up a very talented -- and improving -- group.[read more]

Buster Olney's top 10 first basemen: Has Alonso powered his way to the top of the list?
The Mets' slugging phenom is moving up in MLB's pecking order.[read more]

Rangers' Gallo still isn't sure he had coronavirus
Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn't know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests.[read more]

Ex-catcher, longtime coach Mike Ryan dies at 78
Mike Ryan, a backup catcher when the Red Sox went to the World Series in 1967 and the bullpen coach when the Phillies won the 1980 World Series, has died. He was 78. Ryan spent 35 years in professional baseball, and he appeared in 636 games in the majors.[read more]

White Sox RHP Kopech opts out of 2020 season
White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery in September 2018, has opted out of the 2020 season, the team announced Friday.[read more]