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Los Angeles Angels place Mike Trout on paternity leave list

Los Angeles Angels place Mike Trout on paternity leave list

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>, whose wife is scheduled to give birth to the couple's first child this summer, was placed on the paternity leave list by the on Thursday.Trout's wife, Jessica, was originally expected to deliver sometime in August. The limit for a stint on the paternity leave list is three days. Trout will continue his Tier 1 testing schedule while he's away, which means COVID-19 tests every other day for those who are asymptomatic. So long as he continues to test negative, he can return to the Angels without interruption and would not require any sort of...

July 31, 2020
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Can the U.S. return to sports soon? South Korea might offer clues

Can the U.S. return to sports soon? South Korea might offer clues

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>HALFWAY ACROSS THE WORLD, in the country that thus far has stifled the coronavirus better than any, they're playing baseball again. The games are intrasquad scrimmages. The players sometimes wear masks on the field. It is sports with a dystopian twist. And yet South Korea has pitchers throwing pitches and hitters swinging bats and fielders gloving balls, and the rest of the world doesn't.The fragility of it all isn't lost on . He is 31 years old, a right-hander who for eight seasons pitched in Major League Baseball. In December, he signed a...

April 6, 2020
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout voices hesitation about playing MLB season

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout voices hesitation about playing MLB season

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>is committed to playing baseball in 2020 -- for now.The ' star center fielder, and the undisputed face of his sport, expressed clear trepidation about navigating through a season in the thick of a pandemic that continues to ravage the country, largely because his wife, Jessica, is scheduled to deliver the couple's first child in August."Obviously sports is really big for the country right now, but we're risking our families and our lives to go out here and play for everyone," Trout said during a virtual news conference on Friday, the day most...

July 3, 2020
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he's '100 percent' sure there will be a baseball season in 2020

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he's '100 percent' sure there will be a baseball season in 2020

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Rob Manfred is certain that Major League Baseball will take place this summer, but he is hopeful that it will come as the result of a negotiated agreement with the MLB Players Association, a circumstance that feels unlikely in the midst of contentious, seemingly unproductive negotiations over the past few weeks.Manfred, in his sixth year as MLB commissioner, said in an interview with ESPN broadcaster Karl Ravech on Wednesday that the league will soon provide a "responsive proposal" to the latest offer from the MLBPA, which consisted of an...

June 10, 2020
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Sources: Angels fire visiting clubhouse manager for aiding opposing pitchers

Sources: Angels fire visiting clubhouse manager for aiding opposing pitchers

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>The have fired their longtime visiting clubhouse manager after an internal investigation confirmed suspicions that he was providing ball-doctoring substances to opposing pitchers, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.Major League Baseball initially informed the Angels about a week ago about allegations that Brian Harkins, who had been with the Angels for 30 years, was providing illegal sticky substances in the visiting clubhouse that aided pitchers' abilities to grip the baseball, sources with knowledge of the situation said. Harkins confirmed...

March 10, 2020
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San Diego-area native Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history in win over Texas Rangers

San Diego-area native Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history in win over Texas Rangers

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>right-hander didn't sleep well on Thursday night. When he woke up Friday morning, his body felt tight. As he navigated through his typical pre-start routine later in the afternoon, he was noticeably off. Then the game began and Musgrove drank about a dozen bottles of water, which made him feel as if he would explode by around the fourth inning.But he couldn't do anything about it.He had yet to allow any hits."That was the one thing I didn't want to break, the superstition of it," Musgrove said. "I didn't want to have to go use the bathroom in...

April 10, 2021
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MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

MLB moving 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia voting law

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Major League Baseball announced Friday that it is moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.The 2021 MLB draft, a new addition to All-Star Game festivities this year, will also be relocated.In a statement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is "finalizing a new host city and details about these events will be announced shortly." A source told ESPN that the 2022 All-Star Game is still planned for...

April 2, 2021
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Report: Ex-New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway accused of sexual misconduct

Report: Ex-New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway accused of sexual misconduct

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Mickey Callaway, the former manager and current pitching coach, has been accused by five women of inappropriate behavior that included sending shirtless photographs, a request for nude pictures and other advances, according to .The women, who spoke to The Athletic under the condition of anonymity, all worked in sports media at the time of their interactions with Callaway, which spanned five years and included his run as pitching coach for the . They detailed interactions in which they said Callaway sent lewd messages, inappropriately commented...

February 2, 2021
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Fired Los Angeles Angels clubhouse attendant names pitchers in ball-doctoring case

Fired Los Angeles Angels clubhouse attendant names pitchers in ball-doctoring case

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>A revealing text message from star pitcher has been submitted as evidence in Brian Harkins' quest to prove he was unfairly made a scapegoat when the fired him as their clubhouse attendant for supplying ball-doctoring substances to pitchers.The message -- dated Jan. 17, 2019 -- was filed in Orange County (California) Superior Court on Thursday as opposition to a request to dismiss the original lawsuit submitted by Harkins' attorneys in August."Hey Bubba, it's Gerrit Cole," the text reads. "I was wondering if you could help me out with this sticky...

January 8, 2021
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Rob Manfred won't punish Justin Turner for leaving isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Rob Manfred won't punish Justin Turner for leaving isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>third baseman will not be disciplined for returning to the field to celebrate his team's championship after he tested positive for COVID-19.Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred issued a lengthy statement Friday -- alongside one from Turner and another from Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten -- in which he outlined the findings of an investigation and took partial responsibility."We all have made mistakes as we navigated these unprecedented challenges and have tried to learn from those mistakes so they are not repeated," Manfred...

November 6, 2020
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