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NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom spent the past two seasons separating himself from almost everyone out there. This was something entirely different, though. As the New York Mets opened a most unusual summer camp Friday, the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and then grabbed his personal …

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CHICAGO (AP) — To new manager David Ross, Wrigley Field looked as good as ever. The ivy was in full bloom, and the Chicago Cubs got back to business, even if it wasn’t quite business as usual on Friday. Lockers were spread out to allow for social distancing, Ross said. Some players even used the …

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HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole’s departure to join the New York Yankees in free agency left a gaping hole in Houston’s rotation entering the season. The Astros hope the return of Lance McCullers will help lessen the blow. The 26-year-old McCullers is healthy and ready to go after missing last season following Tommy John surgery. …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Getting ready for a high-profile New York Yankees debut at World Series champion Washington on July 23, Gerrit Cole explained his mindset. “There is only going to be only one coronavirus World Series champion, and so that’s unique in and of itself,” he said Friday. “I don’t see why you wouldn’t …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reigning American League MVP Mike Trout participated in the Los Angeles Angels first workout of summer camp, but said before Friday’s practice that he hasn’t made a final decision on playing this year. Trout and his wife, Jessica, are expecting the couple’s first child in August. The outfielder said his mindset …

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The Chicago White Sox plan to give Michael Kopech whatever he needs to deal with a personal matter. In the meantime, they have plenty of intriguing arms for their summer camp. Kopech was excused from team activities Friday, and general manager Rick Hahn said he doesn’t have a timeline for the return of one of …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves …

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed infielder Scott Kingery and pitchers Hector Neris, Ranger Suarez and Tommy Hunter on the 10-day injured list with no specified injuries. The team opens camp on Friday, but the four players won’t be eligible to return until late next week at the earliest. The Phillies had seven …

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Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume practice, 60-year-old hitting coach …

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