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Ke'Bryan Hayes
Extension offer dangled
3BPittsburgh Pirates
July 8, 2020
The Pirates could attempt to use immediate MLB playing time to lure Hayes into signing a contract extension, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.
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Josh Donaldson
Could exploit White Sox pitching
3BMinnesota Twins
July 5, 2020
Donaldson, whose Twins will face the division-rival White Sox on 10 occasions due to the unique format of the 2020 schedule, could benefit from the matchup based on his long history of success against Chicago, Sarah Langs of MLB.com reports.
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Jose Alvarado
Appears primed for resurgence
PTampa Bay Rays
July 5, 2020
Alvarado, whose 2019 season was derailed by a month-plus absence due to a personal matter, has entered summer camp with extremely high expectations for the coming season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I've been working every day, and right now I'm ready to go," he said. "I'm very happy, because everything is good. I'm very excited, because I'm feeling like 100-percent ready to go, ready to compete in the games."
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James Paxton
Early camp returns impressive
PNew York Yankees
July 5, 2020
Paxton appears to be fully recovered from early February back surgery if his Sunday live batting practice is any indication, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. "I thought he spun the ball really well for being the first time out," manager Aaron Boone said. "He looked fairly sharp. I think it was clearly a steppingstone for him, of getting back out there and getting in a little bit of competition against some hitters."
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Austin Riley
Option to start at first base
OFAtlanta Braves
July 5, 2020
Riley could be an option to open the season at first base in light of Freddie Freeman's COVID-19 infection, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "Austin has looked really good [at first base]," manager Brian Snitker said. "He'd be fine defensively there. There's no doubt in my mind."
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Aaron Nola
Not present for unknown reasons
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 5, 2020
Nola has yet to report to Phillies summer camp, but the reasons for his absence have not been disclosed, Jim Salisbury of NBC Philadelphia reports.
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Zack Wheeler
2020 status still in flux
PPhiladelphia Phillies
July 5, 2020
Wheeler, who signed a $118 million deal with the Phillies this offseason, remains unsure of how he'll continue to manage the threat of COVID-19 alongside his wife's pregnancy, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Michael Lorenzen
Ready for heavy workload
PCincinnati Reds
July 5, 2020
Lorenzen, who logged a career-high 73 appearances last season, feels ready to take on as heavy a workload as necessary in the shortened 2020 season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "I would like to throw in every single game, to be honest," Lorenzen said. "We only have 60 of them going into the playoffs. I'm going to be lobbying to throw in every single game. I've told D.J. that, and he said he just might. We've got 60 games. I'm prepped for it."
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Masahiro Tanaka
Returns to Yankee Stadium
PNew York Yankees
July 5, 2020
Tanaka (concussion) was at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and was "acting like his normal self" per teammate Brett Gardner, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Buster Posey
Considering opting out
CSan Francisco Giants
July 5, 2020
Posey said Saturday that he is contemplating sitting out the 2020 season due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. "Yeah. Definitely. I think there's still some reservation on my end as well," Posey said. "I want to see how things progress over the next couple weeks. It would be...naive or silly not to gauge what's going on around you."
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Yoenis Cespedes
Impressing in summer camp
OFNew York Mets
July 4, 2020
Cespedes, who is a candidate to handle DH duties for the Mets in 2020, has made a strong early impression in the team's summer camp, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. "He looks like a monster," teammate Michael Conforto said Saturday, a day after working out alongside Cespedes at Citi Field. "He looks like he's motivated. He looks like he's in shape. The guy is definitely hungry. He misses the game."
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Kyle Wright
In contention for No. 5 role?
PAtlanta Braves
July 4, 2020
Wright has an opportunity to compete with Sean Newcomb for the No. 5 role in the starting rotation now that Felix Hernandez has opted out of playing in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Felix Hernandez
Decision should have domino effect
PAtlanta Braves
July 4, 2020
Hernandez's decision to sit out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, which his agent Wilfredo Polidor announced via his Twitter account Saturday night, opens the door for either Sean Newcomb or Kyle Wright to enter the starting rotation, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Sean Newcomb
Chances of rotation spot increase
PAtlanta Braves
July 4, 2020
Newcomb's chances of a rotation spot have increased with Felix Hernandez's decision to sit out the 2020 season due to coronavirus-related concerns, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Masahiro Tanaka
Positive developments after scare
PNew York Yankees
July 4, 2020
Tanaka, who was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton in the Yankees' first workout of summer camp Saturday, was displaying several encouraging signs several hours later, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
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Freddie Freeman
Symptomatic after positive test
1BAtlanta Braves
July 4, 2020
Freeman, who was one of four Braves to produce a positive COVID-19 test Friday, began feeling ill Thursday night, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Nelson Cruz
No plan to retire after 2020
DHMinnesota Twins
July 1, 2020
Cruz told Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday that he doesn't expect to retire after the 2020 season. "I don't see it [soon]. A lot of people who retire from baseball do it because injuries start to come. They kill you during the game, and you don't want to be in pain," Cruz said. "You start to not perform the way you used to, and the game takes you out. But my body is in good shape, and I'm doing everything I can to keep it that way. Why would I retire?"
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Yu Darvish
Plans to play in 2020
PChicago Cubs
June 29, 2020
Darvish intends to report to the Cubs' "summer camp" this week, despite voicing his concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic back in March, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
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Clarke Schmidt
Chance of '20 debut stronger?
PNew York Yankees
June 28, 2020
Schmidt's inclusion in the Yankees' 60-man player pool Sunday ups the chances he makes his big-league debut in 2020, MLB.com reports.
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Wander Franco
Possibility of '20 debut remains
SSTampa Bay Rays
June 28, 2020
The official inclusion of Franco in the Rays' 60-man player pool leaves open the possibility the 19-year-old makes his major-league debut sometime in 2020, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Brett Cecil
Health status to be evaluated
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 28, 2020
The Cardinals will have further clarity on the health of Cecil (hamstring), who Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports is in the player pool for the team's summer camp, when players report July 1.
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Jordan Hicks
Will be monitored closely
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 28, 2020
Hicks' workload early in the regular season remains difficult to predict due to multiple health-related precautions he'll be subject to, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Edgar Santana
Pirates career in jeopardy?
PPittsburgh Pirates
June 28, 2020
Santana, who missed all of 2019 due to Tommy John surgery, will also sit out all of 2020 and part of 2021 as a result of the 80-game suspension he was handed Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
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Kyle Schwarber
Natural DH candidate?
OFChicago Cubs
June 28, 2020
Schwarber could be the Cubs' best candidate to primarily fill the designated hitter role in 2020, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com opines.
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Francisco Mejia
Potential path to playing time
CSan Diego Padres
June 28, 2020
Mejia, whose defense has come under scrutiny in the past, could be an ideal fit for the designated hitter spot that is universally implemented for the 2020 season, Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com reports.
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