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Report: MLB Moving All-Star Game to Denver from Atlanta

Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year’s Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia’s voting laws, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because MLB hadn’t announced the move yet. The…

Fans Return for Opening of Major League Baseball

Even in the freezing cold, it was hard to dim the joy for fans across Major League Baseball. Several stadiums welcomed back fans for opening day on Thursday, including Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium and snowy Comerica Park in Detroit. The Atlanta Braves opened the season on the road at Philadelphia, with limited attendance. Baseball was played without fans during…

NY Yankees Legend Whitey Ford Dies at 91

FILE PHOTO -A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) The great New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford has died. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night. The cause was…

Miami Marlins Suspend Play Through Weekend Because of Coronavirus

Major League Baseball has suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday, and the Philadelphia Phillies will remain idled by the coronavirus pandemic until Friday. Meanwhile, the rest of baseball forges ahead with some trepidation. Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun says there’s real fear and anxiety among players, and they’ve found it very difficult to focus on baseball at all. In…

Two MLB Games Postponed as Miami Marlins Deal with Coronavirus Outbreak

Two major league games scheduled for Monday night have been postponed as the Miami Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. The Marlins’ home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees’ game at Philadelphia. The Yankees would have been in the same clubhouse the Marlins used last weekend. Major League Baseball…

MLB Draft Rounds 2-5: Troy, Auburn, Alabama represented

TROY, Ala. – Junior Levi Thomas was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 109th pick in the fourth round of the 2020 MLB Draft, Thursday evening. Thomas becomes the sixth Trojan in program history to be selected in the top five rounds of the draft. Thomas finished with a career 2.98 ERA and 185 strikeouts compared to just 53 walks,…

MLB Draft Round 1: Auburn’s Burns goes 36th overall

Auburn’s Tanner Burns was selected 36th overall in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Cleveland Indians. Burns was previously drafted by the New York Yankees in the 37th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. Last year he struck out 101 batters in 79 2/3 innings. Burns struck out 210 batters in his career, a 2.86 ERA with 14 wins…