[150], Milwaukee introduced new uniforms, including a return to the ball-in-glove logo used as their primary logo from 1978 to 1993. On February 18, 2019, Bochy announced he would retire following the conclusion of the 2019 season after 13 seasons. [44][45], Cincinnati had a player test positive resulting in the postponement of two games against Pittsburgh on August 15 and 16. Became the first team in Major League history to go undefeated against left-handed pitchers with a record of 14–0. Game 2 of their American League Wild Card Series on September 30, which the Yankees won 10–9, lasted four hours and 50 minutes (not counting the two rain delays), making it the longest nine-inning game in Major League history. This is the seventh year of the current eight-year deals with Fox, ESPN, and TBS. Became the first Major League player born in the 2000s to hit a home run. Two negative tests are reportedly required for a return. [41] The next series for both teams, Miami's home series against the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia's series at the Toronto Blue Jays, were postponed. During May and June, MLB and Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) were unable to agree on a specific plan for a shortened season. [88], Girardi, who served as an baseball analyst for the MLB Network the last two seasons, was hired as new manager on October 24, 2019. A shortened regular season, a season with many doubleheaders, and a postseason extending into late November with a World Series at an indoor or warm-weather neutral site were suggested.[17][18]. Set the Major League record for consecutive scoreless innings to begin a postseason series at 22 innings with their 13-inning Game 1 shutout and Game 2 series-clinching shutout. 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After that, the postseason will follow the usual pattern of five-game Division series, seven-game League Championship Series, and a seven-game World Series.[38][39]. Bench coach. They will be rescheduled. Seeding ties will be resolved by head-to-head record, intra-league record, and record in final 20 intra-league games, to remove the necessity for additional games. Amid an increase in cases in Arizona and Florida, including positive cases among staff of the Phillies, and a Blue Jays player showing signs of symptoms, it was reported on June 19 that all spring training sites would be temporarily closed for deep cleaning, and all players would be required to test negative for COVID-19 before entering. In order to mitigate travel, the schedule would include 10 games for each team against its four divisional opponents, along with 20 games against the opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (for example, the AL East will play the NL East, and so on). : Detroit Tigers signed free agent 1B Aderlin Rodriguez to a minor league contract. Baseball 20 MLB Home Run Derby 2020 … [155], Washington added two new alternate hats and one alternate white jersey. There will be a 2020 MLB season after all. In regular-season games, each half-inning of an extra inning automatically started with a runner on second base. [159], This is the Texas Rangers' first season at Globe Life Field, replacing Globe Life Park in Arlington where they played from 1994 to 2019. Interleague play will feature AL East vs. NL East, AL Central vs. NL Central, and AL West vs. NL West.. The Pirates made the playoffs three times during Huntington's tenure after the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. [152], Pittsburgh brought back the script "Pittsburgh" from the 1990s on new alternate and road uniforms, along with a gold outlined "P" on their caps. The Blue Jays then chose to play their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, home of their Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. 2020 MLB Standings, Team and Player Statistics, Leaderboards, Award Winners, Trades, Minor Leagues, Fielding, Batting, Pitching, New Debuts “Major League Baseball is thrilled to announce that the 2020 season is on the horizon,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. On September 29, 2019, the Cubs announced that they would not offer Maddon a contract extension following this season. Both clubs went 29–31 (.483) in the regular season. [32], On June 22, hours after the MLBPA rejected the MLB's offer to play a 60-game season, MLB owners voted unanimously to impose the 60-game plan. [51], San Francisco had a positive test resulting in the postponement of two games against the San Diego Padres originally scheduled for September 11 and 12.[52]. [47], The New York Mets had a player and staff member test positive resulting in the postponement of their August 20 game against Miami and their three-game series against the New York Yankees on August 21 to 23. [81] He also spent time as a hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians from 2005 to 2009 and a hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2016 while also serving as a quality control coach for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2017.[82]. [27] The MLBPA responded one day later with an 89-game plan with full prorated player salaries. The "two-way player" provisions announced in February do not apply for this season. On January 13, Hinch was suspended by MLB for the 2020 season as part of an investigation against the, On January 14, the Red Sox and Cora officially agreed to part ways with each other after two seasons. The 60-day IL was reduced to 45 days. He had a career record of 591–474 (.555). Tingler had spent the previous five years in the Texas Rangers organization as a coach and a front office executive. Yost finished his career in Kansas City with a 746–839 (.471) record. [156], San Diego changed its primary colors from navy blue to brown and gold, the team's primary colors from 1969 to 1984. It broke the record of ten innings that was achieved on four separate occasions. Each team will have 20 home games for division opponents.[37]. MLB has submitted a 60-game regular-season schedule for review by the Players Association. [40] In order to allow for some flexibility in making games up, the Yankees and Orioles played two games against each other in Baltimore July 29 and 30, moving them up one week from their originally scheduled dates of August 3 and 4. : Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Andrew Moore to a minor league contract. For the vast majority of teams, Spring Training 2.0 will be held in the clubs’ Major League ballparks, as recent spikes of the coronavirus in both Florida and Arizona caused all 30 spring facilities to be shut down for deep cleaning. Under Armour backed out of its existing supply agreement as a cost-cutting measure. Teams could have up to 30 active players on their opening day rosters. 15 to be retired by Phillies", "Rockies to retire Larry Walker's jersey on April 19", "A's announce plan to retire Stewart's No. COVID-19 outbreaks among the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as positive tests on the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, and San Francisco Giants, resulted in the postponement of a total of 40 games. Player protests in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin resulted in the postponement of 11 games. Huntington was fired on October 28, 2019. Each team’s 60-man list must be submitted by Sunday afternoon. On January 16, Beltran and the Mets agreed to part ways before managing a game for the Mets, in light of his reported involvement in the. [37], On July 23, MLB and MLBPA announced that the postseason will be an expanded 16-team playoff tournament for 2020 only, instead of the normal 10-team tournament. [20] No interleague play would take place and the designated hitter rule would be utilized for all 30 teams, with the World Series occurring in November utilizing the larger MLB sites.[21]. Instead, lineups were exchanged through the MLB app. A Universal DH? The remaining 26 teams opened the season on July 24. ESPN televised games on its flagship telecast Sunday Night Baseball as well as Monday and Wednesday nights. On January 29, the Astros hired Dusty Baker to replace Hinch. The provision requiring pitchers to remain in the minor leagues for 15 days is not in effect this season. In early April, Jeff Passan of ESPN reported that MLB was "increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials". 6 patch in honor of Al Kaline this season, "D-backs make changes to 2020 uniforms | Arizona Diamondbacks", "Cincinnati Reds Roll Out Two New Uniforms for 2020 | Chris Creamer's SportsLogos.Net News and Blog : New Logos and New Uniforms news, photos, and rumours", "Brewers introduce new uniforms for 2020 | Milwaukee Brewers", "Twins bringing back baby blue uniforms as alternates for 2020 season", "Pirates Unveil New Road And Alternate Uniforms For 2020 Season", "A new chapter. Those not on the active roster train at an alternate training site. Schedule. With the Astros making it to the postseason, Baker became the first manager in Major League history to lead five different teams to the playoffs. Naylor went 4-for-4 in Game 1 against the, Became the first player in Major League history to record at least three hits in his first three postseason games against the, Myers and Tatis Jr. became the second pair of teammates in Major League history to each hit two home runs in a postseason game in Game 2 of the National League Wild Card Series against the, The 22-year-old became the youngest player to hit a leadoff homer in the postseason against the, With his five-hit performance on October 8 in Game 3 against the, Hit his seventh home run of the postseason in Game 7 against the, Threw his first career no-hitter, and the 16th in franchise history, by defeating the, Tied the Major League record for most strikeouts in his first two starts of a season after his performance against the, Set the modern Major League record (since 1900) for starters for the fewest innings to record 100 strikeouts, doing so in 62​, Set the Major League record for relievers and tied the American League record for any pitcher by recording nine consecutive strikeouts against the, Recorded his 150th career win with a victory against the, Set the Major League record for most consecutive starts starting a career giving up three earned runs or less in each game at 22 with his outing on August 28 against the, With his hitless appearance on September 2 against the, Recorded his 2,500th career strikeout on September 3 against the, Became the first team in Major League history to lose a game in which they recorded at least 18 hits and seven home runs on August 12 against the, Hit four consecutive home runs against the. [5], An expanded 16-team postseason tournament began on September 29, with games of all but the first round being played at neutral sites. Became the first team in Major League history to hit at least one grand slam in each of four consecutive games from August 17 to 20. There is no maximum or minimum number of days for this IL. The league asked the MLBPA to confirm that players could report to training camps by July 1, which the union agreed to on Tuesday. Celebrations must be done on the field, at least six feet apart, and not in the clubhouse. October 30 - November 1, 2020. carousel-arrow-right-8. [167][169][170] However, the Phillies series was postponed and made up in Buffalo.[171]. Both games were against the, Recorded his 2,000th career hit with a single in the seventh inning against the. [43] Four additional games, a home-and-home series against the Detroit Tigers originally scheduled for August 3 to 6, were also postponed after an additional seven positive tests were reported. Maddon finished his tenure with the Cubs with a record of 471–339 (.581). The 2020 MLB schedule is out. [33] By allowing the owners to unilaterally implement such a plan without the MLBPA, both sides retained the right to file a grievance against the other for not negotiating in good faith. The decision was reached by a unanimous vote of the 30 MLB clubs under the terms of the March 26 agreement struck by the league and the MLB Players Association that came after Spring Training camps were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Happ's 2020 season Look back at some of J.A. calendar-2-9. The teams in each league will be seeded by division winners (1–3), division runners-up (4–6), and best teams remaining (7–8). [172][173][174] On September 28, it was announced that ABC would broadcast at least four of ESPN's Wild Card Series games, marking the first time a national MLB game had aired on the network since 1995 (via the ill-fated The Baseball Network arrangement). With the unique 2020 MLB season behind us, the hot stove season is underway. A doubleheader against Detroit on August 13 which would have been made up games from August 3 and 4 was also postponed and later canceled. The Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros became the first teams to make the postseason with a record below .500 since the 1981 Royals. [36], On July 6, MLB released the revised schedule for the shortened 60-game season. He accomplished this feat on August 17 against the, Abreu hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats over two days to tie the Major League record. However, the pandemic caused Major League Baseball (MLB) to announce on March 12 that the remainder of spring training was canceled and that the start of the regular season would be delayed by at least two weeks. Players will also receive temperature/symptom checks at least twice per day, and antibody testing will be conducted approximately once per month. Only players designated as pitchers will be allowed to pitch in any regular-season or postseason game, with limited exceptions (such as one team leading by at least seven runs, or the game going into, Once a position player has pitched at least 20 innings, Players designated as pitchers, if placed on the. Teams will have the ability to send up to 20 players who are not on the 40-man roster to an alternate site. MLB will implement 2020 season under two conditions The near-end of a tortured process. Note that some of these additional changes supersede the rule changes which were announced in February. The transaction freeze in place since March 27 was lifted on June 26. The active roster was reduced to 28 after the first two weeks of the season. To reduce travel, the interleague division match-ups were AL East vs NL East, AL Central vs NL Central, and AL West vs NL West. [76][77], Ross, who spent the 2015 and 2016 season with the team as a player, was named the new manager on October 24, 2019. Play Ball: MLB announces 2020 regular season, Official press release: MLB announces 2020 regular season. Maddon was hired by the Angels on October 16, 2019. A team would play 13 games against each division rival and six games against each team in the other league's division. The 2020 Major League Baseball season was a season in American baseball. MLB made it official Monday, unveiling its new 60-game schedule. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred imposed a 2020 season. Bochy finished his Giants career with a record of 1052–1054 (.500). All first and second place teams in the six divisions will qualify for the playoffs. He led the Cardinals to the postseason in his first four seasons as manager and won the National League pennant in 2013. July 9, 2020. On September 30, 2019, Ausmus was fired after one season with a record of 72–90 (.444). [9] At 60 games, this was the shortest regular season since 1878.[10]. The 2020 Major League Baseball season remains on hold for now, but the league is still looking at options to get the season underway and do it in the safest way possible for all involved. Player signed June 22, 2020. [72], On November 12, 2019, Gabe Kapler, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies for the past two seasons, was announced as the new manager. The minimum option period for position players remains 10 days. 2018), teams play six games against their "natural rival" and three or four games against each of the other four teams in the division. The season is … [191][192] MLB Network assisted with providing and using existing infrastructure for this arrangement. Only players eligible to play in the 2020 season could be invited to July camp, and only the 60 players included on the list submitted to the league office may be used by the team in regular season and postseason games for the 2020 season. On July 18, the Canadian federal government denied the Toronto Blue Jays exceptions to the Quarantine Act to play regular season home games at Rogers Centre this season. He led the Cubs to four playoff appearances in five years, including the 2016 World Series championship, the Cubs' first since 1908. Several other rules will be instituted during this shortened season: • Teams will open the season with a 30-man active roster; it will be reduced to 28 players after two weeks, then to 26 after four weeks.• The Trade Deadline will be Aug. 31.• To be eligible for the postseason, a player must be added to the Major League roster by Sept. 15.• Teams will be permitted to carry up to three taxi-squad players on the road during the season, though if a team carries three such players, one must be a catcher.• During extra-inning games in the regular season, each half-inning will begin with a runner on second base. Became the youngest player to win the National League batting title with a .351 average. 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