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Indians manager Terry Francona favors name change

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname."I think it's time to move forward," Francona said Sunday.Francona's comments came two days after the Indians,...

Indians bench coach Brad Mills opts out for family

Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills has opted out of the 2020 season, manager Terry Francona said Sunday.Francona told reporters that Mills left the team Saturday to return to his family in Texas.Mills' 18-month-old grandson, Beau, drowned in a...

Frank Robinson’s name belongs on baseball’s MVP trophy

Frank Robinson made his major league debut five years after Willie Mays' first season, two years after Henry Aaron broke in, one year after Roberto Clemente joined the Pittsburgh Pirates, and there wasn't a lot of leftover stage among...

White Sox announce two players test positive for COVID-19

The White Sox announced Sunday that two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the team's testing of players, staff and front-office members.The two players were not named, and both requested privacy, meaning the White Sox are not able to...

Dodgers aren’t devaluing World Series title in coronavirus-shortened season

For three months, as Major League Baseball’s owners and the players’ union snapped public jabs at each other, an uncomfortable reality was again exposed. MLB, above all, is a business, the same as other major professional sports leagues. And...

Freddie Freeman is sick with COVID-19, suffering from a high fever

Atlanta Braves All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman is sick with COVID-19. Really sick. According to his manager, Brian Snitker, Freeman is “not feeling great.” His wife paints a darker picture than that.Freeman’s wife posted on Instagram that Freeman has...

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.The five-time All-Star became the latest player to opt out, posting Saturday on Twitter that he...

Felix Hernandez opts out of trying to make Braves due to virus concerns

Felix Hernandez is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent announced on Saturday.The longtime Seattle Mariner signed a minor-league deal with the Braves in January and was competing for a spot in the rotation.Hernandez, 34, is coming off...

White Sox offense supplies fireworks in win over Rangers

NBC Sports Chicago is simulating the 2020 White Sox season via MLB The Show during the postponement of play. The White Sox, stocked with young talent and veteran offseason acquisitions, were expected to take a big step forward in...

David Price, Félix Hernández opt out of 2020 MLB season

As Major League Baseball nears its return, several players have been forced to wrestle with a difficult decision: Is the risk of exposure to the coronavirus worth it?On Monday, veteran Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Leake became the first...

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Despite being committed to making the trip to Orlando with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Garrett Temple said he knows it will be uncomfortable...