Jim Edmonds confirms in an Instagram Story that he tested positive for COVID-19

Former Major League Baseball player Jim Edmonds confirmed in a story posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday that he did test positive for COVID-19 and is now symptom free. Edmonds, a four-time All-Star who played 17 seasons most of which with the St. Louis Cardinals and California/Anaheim Angels, was hospitalized last week, tested positive for […]

Manfred pledges to weave baseball into recovery

ESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Vowing that “baseball will be back” and “will be part of the recovery,” Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said in an interview Wednesday with ESPN’S Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter that “nothing’s off the table” as […]

Olney: Timing of Sale’s surgery makes perfect sense — even if the season weren’t on hold

Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” It’s easy to speculate that Chris Sale’s decision to have Tommy John surgery was pushed by baseball’s coronavirus shutdown, like a NASCAR driver going to the pits in a race halted by an accident. With the immediate future of […]

MLB looking at canceling 2020 draft; why such a move makes sense

MLB reportedly is looking at ways of cutting costs as it confronts not having games until at least May because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. One attention-grabbing option reported late Wednesday by The Associated Press: canceling this year’s amateur draft and adjusting the international signing period. The draft is scheduled for mid-June in Omaha, Neb., site of the now-canceled College World […]

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood tests positive for coronavirus

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday night. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the sensitive nature of the situation. "A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team […]