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Ex-Angels Employee Charged in Overdose Death of Tyler Skaggs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year’s overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors in Texas announced Friday.

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MLB Tightening Virus Protocols, Including Masks in Dugouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play.

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Six Major League Teams Sidelined by Coronavirus on Friday

MIAMI (AP) — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols.

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Blue Jays Manager: Series at Phillies off Because of Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Thursday his team’s weekend series at Philadelphia was called off because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive.

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Nats Star Juan Soto Positive for COVID-19, Out for Opener

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highlighting the pitfalls of beginning the baseball season amid a pandemic, Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list Thursday, hours before the 2019 World Series champions were scheduled to face the New York Yankees on opening day.

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