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Yankees closer Chapman has coronavirus

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NEW YORK (AP) Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms.

New York manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that Chapman "overall is doing well" but "will not be here for the foreseeable future."

The AL East champions are scheduled to start the virus-delayed season on July 23 at Washington.

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Rangers' Gallo not sure if he had COVID

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he has never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests.

“I wish I had an answer,” he said Saturday, a day after he was able to join the team. “I don’t know. I really don’t know.”

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Céspedes ready to start season with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Yoenis Cespedes is sure he'll be ready to start the pandemic-delayed season with the New York Mets.

Out of the lineup for almost two years, the 34-year-old slugger said Saturday he finally is close to fully recovered from a string of injuries to his feet and legs.

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Astros cancel another workout over virus

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Healthy Pujols heading into 20th season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols' 20th season in the majors is about to begin with the Los Angeles Angels. When it does, the 40-year-old slugger is likely to be the oldest player in the big leagues.

Although time has chipped away at Pujols' mountainous talent, he has never believed his advancing age will prevent him from putting up more big numbers on the diamond. His recent years of diminishing overall production have been counterbalanced by still-steady power numbers, and they have done nothing to hurt his confidence - particularly as he heads into this short season with big plans.

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White Sox P Kopech opts out of season

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox prized pitching prospect Michael Kopech chose Friday not to play this season and the team put star third baseman Yoan Moncada and pitcher Jose Ruiz on the 10-day injured list because of unspecified ailments.

There was no official word on whether the moves were related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Blue Jays shift Guerrero Jr. to 1st base

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are shifting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. across the diamond, moving the slugger to first base from third.

Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo said Guerrero feels comfortable at first and the team has Travis Shaw ready to play third. Montoyo also said Guerrero will see time as a designated hitter. He didn't rule out that he will play some third in the future.

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Blue Jays' Shaw unhappy with bubble plan

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw says he's not interested in confining himself to the hotel attached to the Rogers Centre for the summer if major league baseball is granted an exemption from the Canadian government to play baseball in Toronto amid the pandemic.

The Blue Jays have created a quarantine environment at Rogers Centre and the adjoining Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel during training camp. The current exemption does not cover the regular season and player travel between the U.S. and Canada.

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BoSox, Jays to play 2 Fenway exhibitions

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The Red Sox and Blue Jays will play two exhibition games at Fenway Park before baseball's delayed regular-season opener.

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