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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The Rockies, who recently lost Ian Desmond for the season, signed Matt Kemp to a minor league deal on Saturday.
First Take is joined by Bruce Bowen to discuss players opting out in the NBA, the future of the Spurs and Ian Desmond's recent comments about the MLB.
Spring training 2.0 ... or summer camp? No matter what you call it, baseball's road back to the field starts today. Here's what you need to get up to speed.
Colorado Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich said he supports Ian Desmond's decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on his young family and help rejuvenate youth baseball in his hometown in Florida.
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to name-drop his meetings with presidents and trips to the White House (7:07). Then the guys discuss the players who have opted out of the season, the need for complete transparency with testing results, Ian Desmond's decision not to play and his thoughts on race in baseball, and changes that need to be made to make baseball more accessible.
Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, who is opting out of playing this season, says baseball is "failing" in helping minorities, especially children, to play and advance in the sport.
Some of the game's biggest prospects, such as Wander Franco and Jo Adell, will be in MLB camps this week. Here's who to watch on every team.
No one knows what will transpire in this year's unique format, but that didn't keep us from making our picks for MVP, the team to beat and more.
Baseball is about to embark on its shortest season ever, so we look at just how weird 2020's stats could be.
Four-time All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon is one of three Rockies players to have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
Two Rockies players were asymptomatic and one showed symptoms, according to The Denver Post, which reported that the positive tests came last week.
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.
Big things were in store for Gary Sanchez, Javier Baez and other young stars, but instead they're losing time at the top of their games.
Think your team's new prospects are years away from making an impact? Think again. Here's who could make an impact this season -- or soon after.
From Spencer Torkelson to the Tigers at No. 1 to Shay Whitcomb to the Astros at No. 160, we recap an MLB draft like no other.
From the top prospects and intriguing players to watch to rule changes and emerging strategies, we've got you covered.
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