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Reds' Akiyama returns after wife seriously injured
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama returned to spring training after a week away to be with his wife, who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in a Ohio park.[read more]

Fried scratched due to possible COVID exposure
Atlanta Braves lefty Max Fried hasn't tested positive for COVID-19, but the team will pull him from his scheduled start Friday because of a potential exposure to someone with the virus.[read more]

Jays GM 'not aware' of allegations vs. Callaway
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said he was "absolutely not aware" of any sexual harassment allegations against Mickey Callaway during their time together with the Indians organization.[read more]

MLB to have annual Lou Gehrig Day on June 2
Major League Baseball will celebrate Lou Gehrig Day sportwide on June 2 starting this season to honor the Yankees legend and raise money and awareness to battle ALS.[read more]

Study: Heart illness rare for COVID-infected pros
A recent study has revealed that out of 789 professional athletes infected with COVID-19, only five of them had inflammatory heart disease.[read more]

Source: CF Bradley Jr. to sign with Brewers
Former Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. plans to sign a two-year, $24 million deal with the Brewers that includes an opt-out after the first year, a source familiar with the contract told ESPN.[read more]

No Bauer or Springer? No problem: How the Mets actually addressed their biggest roster need
Fans in Queens went into the winter hoping for a free-agency spending spree. What the team did instead might lift it to the top of the NL East in 2021.[read more]

Return of the white flag trade? How Cubs are setting themselves up for a difficult July dilemma
Chicago is rebuilding -- but also good enough to compete in the NL Central. Here's why that could create a big problem for the team's future plans.[read more]

D-backs' Locastro tests positive for COVID-19
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has tested positive for COVID-19.[read more]

State of the AL East: Yankees or Rays? How good are the Red Sox and Blue Jays?
After an eventful offseason changed the landscape of the division, we debate how the teams vying to take Tampa Bay's crown measure up.[read more]