Check out Mini-Ballbug for simple mobiles or Ballbug Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:30 PM ET, July 4, 2020

Ballbug

 Top News: 
ESPN:
31 MLB players positive for coronavirus after first round of tests  —  Thirty-one players were positive for COVID-19 in Major League Baseball's first round of coronavirus testing, the league and players' union announced Friday.  —  Seven staff members also tested positive.
RELATED:
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
The 2020 MLB season is a series of tests — and the first big one comes today
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  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 …
RELATED:
ESPN:30 minutes ago
Miguel Sano, DJ LeMahieu, Salvador Perez among MLB players to test positive for coronavirus  —  MLB, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees  —  Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano …
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Marly Rivera / ESPN:
Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka struck in head by line drive, taken to hospital  —  New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and testing after he was drilled on the right side of the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive Saturday afternoon.
TC Zencka / MLB Trade Rumors:
Freddie Freeman, Three Other Braves Test Positive For COVID-19  —  A quartet of Atlanta Braves tested positive for COVID-19: Freddie Freeman, Pete Kozma, Touki Toussaint, and Will Smith, per Sportscaster Kelly Crull.  Though the teams do not have to release the names of the players …
Discussion: Talking Chop
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
With pregnant wife, Angels star Mike Trout unsure if he'll play in 2020: ‘Playing it by ear’  —  Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels' three-time MVP and widely regarded as baseball's greatest player, is wary about starting the 2020 season with his wife expecting their first baby in August.
Matt Breen / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Aaron Nola, two other Phillies players placed on COVID-19 injured list  —  Aaron Nola's status for the start of the season is in question as the Phillies No. 1 starter was placed this week on the COVID-19 Injured List, according to a source.  —  Joe Girardi said Saturday that Nola …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
DJ LeMahieu, Luis Cessa Test Positive For COVID-19  —  Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa have both tested positive for the coronavirus, manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including ESPN's Marly Rivera).  Cessa has mild symptoms, while LeMahieu is asymptomatic.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cardinals pitchers Cabrera, Sanchez test positive, as other players have their report to camp delayed  —  The Cardinals had two pitchers test positive for COVID-19 during their entry exams this week for preseason camp, and the revelation of those tests could further delay other players from reporting to workouts.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Tommy Pham Tests Positive For COVID-19  —  The Padres announced today that outfielder Tommy Pham has tested positive for the coronavirus, as AJ Cassavell of MLB.com was among those to cover on Twitter.  Pham authorized release of his personal medical information.  Fortunately, he's said to be asymptomatic at the moment.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Welington Castillo Opts Out Of 2020 Season  —  Veteran catcher Welington Castillo has opted out of the 2020 season, Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters Friday (Twitter link via the Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty).  Castillo inked a minor league contract with the Nationals …
Vinnie Duber / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Tim Anderson leads growing White Sox toward contention: 'He's a man'  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Growing up.  —  It's what this rebuild is all about.  —  When you start building from the bottom, the name of the game is acquiring young, talented players …
Discussion: NBCSports.com
 
 Latest News Finder: 
85 minutes ago
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
DJ LeMahieu, Luis Cessa Test Positive For COVID-19   Find
2 hours ago
Matt Breen / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Aaron Nola, two other Phillies players placed on COVID-19 injured list   Find
9 hours ago
TC Zencka / MLB Trade Rumors:
Freddie Freeman, Three Other Braves Test Positive For COVID-19   Find
 
 See Also: 
Ballbug River: reverse chronological Ballbug
Ballbug Mobile: for phones
Ballbug Leaderboard: Ballbug's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Ballbug RSS feed
 
 Archives: 
 
 
 More News: 
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' opening summer camp workout: 5 observations
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Rangers relief pitcher Brett Martin tests positive for COVID-19, says he feels ‘perfectly fine now’
Tim Kurkjian / ESPN:
Tim Kurkjian's Baseball Fix: Major League Baseball gave us plenty of reasons to despise it …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
 Earlier Picks: 
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
New Mets manager Luis Rojas is calm, but the storm is coming
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Braves hold first team workouts Friday
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
After blowback, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred clarifies comments on 60-game season
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and New York Post
 

 
From WeSmirch:

Mesfin Fekadu / Associated Press:
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Top Fund-Raising Official for Trump Campaign, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Ryan Adams / Daily Mail:
Musician Ryan Adams reveals he's sober as he pens raw apology

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Tech news essentials
Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
memeorandum
 Politics, opinion, and current events
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip