Sources tell ESPN Senior MLB Insider Jeff Passan that Major League Baseball has a plan to resume in May, gathering all teams and isolating them in Arizona to minimize coronavirus risk. Hear the story of how that might work, and who's on board. Then, a firsthand look at how baseball has returned to South Korea. Scrimmages there are leading up to preseason games slated for later this month. Jeff Passan talks to pitcher Dan Straily, formerly of MLB, now of the Korean Baseball Organization's Lotte Giants, to detail the precautions his team is taking to keep their season on track amidst the pandemic.
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Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May in greater Phoenix and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials, sources told ESPN.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
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MLB has granted minor leaguers, who are paid salary only during the season, a stipend to tide them over. But like many people, the players are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus outbreak.
Marcus Stroman is recruiting a star-studded United States group for the 2021 World Baseball Classic, so we picked a roster using a few rules of our own -- and this squad is stacked.
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A 39-year-old fan of the Oakland A's who said on social media that he has coronavirus has been asked by team president Dave Kaval to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day.
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