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MLB players who are opting out of the 2020 season

As Major League Baseball attempts to start a 60-game season during the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the players who have said they will not be participating.

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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.


BBTN: Tim Kurkjian on teams staying focused; Rick Mace on Scheduling Games, Hembo on Juan Soto

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss how refreshing it is to see Terry Francona and Francisco Lindor pulling pranks, the challenge of keeping players focused and the need to hear from Rob Manfred as issues with the restart arise (4:20). Later, ESPN’s senior manager of MLB programming Rick Mace talks about what it’s been like scheduling games for TV (16:19). Plus, Hembo on which teams have scheduling advantages and why he’d take Juan Soto on a 10-year contract (26:00).

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ChiSox, Nats, Pirates, Cards have positive tests

The Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Arizona Diamondbacks all announced Sunday that two of their players have tested positive for the coronavirus and are in isolation.

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WSox prospect Kopech missing start of camp

Due to a personal matter, White Sox prospect Michael Kopech is missing the start of summer camp. General manager Rick Hahn said there's no timetable for the right-hander's return.

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Reports: Cards replace Yanks for Field of Dreams

The Yankees are not scheduled to face the White Sox during the 60-game season, so the Cardinals will reportedly be the new opponent for Chicago in the Field of Dreams game Aug. 13 in Dyersville, Iowa.

McCann's son has an epic bat flip moment (0:16)

BBTN: Buster and Tim Kurkjian talk actual baseball with news of a short season

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to talk actual baseball (2:38), including the biggest baseball challenge for all teams getting started, why they're high on the Rays in a short season, pitchers and hitters to watch, and which teams may surprise the league. Plus, they share reactions they've heard around baseball to MLB's plan to start the season, and give their reactions to the new rules and health protocols.

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Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.

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White Sox seal deal with 1st-round pick Crochet

The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500.

What MLB's latest proposal says about the season (2:10)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.5816th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.24515th
On Base Percentage.33014th
Slugging Percentage.39817th