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MLB tightening virus protocols, including mandated masks in bullpen and dugout

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play.

Blue Jays bounce back against Atlanta as Ryu, pen allow just 3 hits in close win

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
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Hyun-Jin Ryu combined with four relievers on a two-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays beat a shorthanded Atlanta 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Miami Marlins resume season with 18 new players and a win

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medallist in speed skating.

Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka out for season with torn Achilles

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Atlanta ace Mike Soroka is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon Monday night against the New York Mets.

Cardinals-Tigers series postponed as 7 St. Louis players, 6 staff test positive

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.

Mets’ slugger Yoenis Cespedes a no-show for game Sunday

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes did not report to the ballpark in time for Sunday's game at Atlanta. "Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said in a news release.

Blue Jays use 4 solo homers to power past Nationals in series opener

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Teoscar Hernandez hit two of Toronto's four solo homers off Anibal Sanchez to account for all the Blue Jays' scoring in a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

Blue Jays taking on World Series champs in D.C. amid coronavirus outbreak

Monday, July 27th, 2020
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It's not exactly the major-league debut that Santiago Espinal had been planning on, but in 2020, it will have to do. He says he's protecting himself from COVID-19 the best way he knows how: simply by staying put.

Anthony Alford appreciates Blue Jays’ support for BLM, but says ‘long way to go’

Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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While Anthony Alford said he has received full support from the Toronto Blue Jays, he acknowledges there is plenty of work ahead. Several Blue Jays have worn Black Lives Matter T-shirts and some kneeled for the anthem, but others opted not to do so.

Blue Jays begin long-awaited season with victory against Rays

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Cavan Biggio hit a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays began their still-in-progress odyssey by topping the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Friday night in a season opener.