2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans will be able to watch the Cubs from the rooftops across the street.

How Cubs fans will be able to see their team in person this season (0:46)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Craig Kimbrel give up a single to Kris Bryant in an intra-squad game with the Cubs piping in some crowd noise.

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BBTN: Anthony Castrovince and Todd Radom go deep on Cleveland changing its name

MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince joins Buster to discuss the Cleveland name change, the history of the name “Indians” for the team, why he favors the Spiders for the new name, the inspiration for his book “A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Analytics” and what he thinks happens with Francisco Lindor this season (5:33). Plus, Todd Radom stops by to talk about the work involved with a team changing its name and creating a new logo (21:46).

Kris Bryant raises concerns about MLB's coronavirus testing protocols (0:47)
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Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

The 2020 MLB schedule starts July 23 with a Yankees-Nationals matchup (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) followed by Giants-Dodgers (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). Opening Day for the rest of the league comes July 24, highlighted by Braves-Mets (4 ET, ESPN), Brewers-Cubs (7 ET, ESPN), Angels-A's (10 ET, ESPN) and the Rangers hosting the Rockies in the first game at Texas' new ballpark.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ESPN has learned that more than half of all intake testing is almost complete as MLB prepares for preseason workouts to officially resume tomorrow. General information about the results will be released in the next 24-48 hours, but will not have identifying factors in order to protect players' privacy. As previously reported, COVID-19 related information won't be disclosed without players' permission.

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BBTN: Matt Vasgersian on unrealistic under the health protocols; Todd Radom mourns the loss of the minor league season

Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to discuss the possibility of calling Sunday Night Baseball at home, Sean Doolittle’s apprehension of playing, continued mistrust between the players and MLB, what seems unrealistic under the health and safety protocols, and field mics (4:01). Plus, Todd Radom drops by to mourn the loss of the minor league season, talk Tropicana Field and administer the weekly quiz (27:36).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manager Luis Rojas confirms Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will be working remotely. Rojas also said all Mets players have reported to "summer camp" and are currently undergoing the intake and COVID-19 testing process.

Cubs pitching coach tears up talking fight against COVID-19 (2:33)
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In a statement to ESPN, MLB said it wouldn't disclose COVID-19 related information without an individual's permission. MLB does plan to publish general testing information, for example, number of tests and positive results, but with no player names or identifying characteristics.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB statement to ESPN regarding teams not naming players that test positive for coronavirus: "Because COVID-19 is not considered an employment-related injury, we will respect the privacy of the players who test positive or who are under evaluation, and we will defer to their wishes regarding public updates about their status. Without their voluntary permission, we will not disclose any COVID-19 related information."

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Cubs pitching coach details emotional virus fight

Cubs pitching coach Tommy Hottovy, 38, was emotional in detailing his fight against the coronavirus. "If my journey through this helps one person ... then I want my story to be heard," he said.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

"Incalculable" is what Chuck Greenberg, owner of 3 MiLB teams (StL/Tex/Cubs affils), told ESPN of the pandemic effect on the minors. "We may be the only industry in the country that goes 19 months without operating its core business." "I have nothing but concern & empathy for what every industry in our country has gone through, but I don't know that there's another industry that is more adversely affected for a longer period of time than minor league baseball, because of our seasonality."

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.7125th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.6030th
BAA.27224th
Runs1272nd
Batting Average.2726th
On Base Percentage.3641st
Slugging Percentage.42313th