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New York Mets Star Yoenis Cespedes Didn't Show Up for MLB Game, Team Is Unable to Contact Him

Major league baseball star Yoenis Céspedes, who plays for the New York Mets and was an integral player in their run to the World Series back in 2015, did not report to the team’s game today (August 2) and fans are concerned.

“As of game time, Yoenis Céspedes has not reported to the ballpark today. He did not reach out to management with any explanation for his absence. Our attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful,” the Mets said in a statement.

When news hit Twitter, fans wrote comments like, “This is a bit concerning,” “Here’s hoping Yoenis Cespedes is okay. Anything else is trivial in comparison,” and “We sincerely hope that Yoenis Cespedes is Ok.”

We hope everything is okay with Yoenis and we will update with any new developments.

Find out the latest on baseball, which has been navigating games amid the pandemic, right here.

UPDATE:

Two MLB Games Postponed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Two MLB baseball games have been cancelled on Monday (July 27) due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

It all started after the Miami Marlins played the Philadelphia Phillies this past weekend. The Marlins are still in Philadelphia after it was discovered that 14 players and coaches, including starter, Jose Urena, tested positive for Coronavirus.

Now, the New York Yankees were supposed to play against the Phillies tonight tonight (July 27), but that game has been postponed due to the outbreak.

The Marlins were supposed to head back to Miami to play their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles tonight as well, and that game has also been postponed, ESPN reports.

Baseball just started up again after being delayed for months due to the pandemic.

We’re wishing all the players and coaches who were diagnosed with Coronavirus well.

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Yankees & Nationals Players Kneel Together in Solidarity of Black Lives Matter Movement (Video)

Every player from the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals took a knee on Thursday night (July 23) ahead of Major League Baseball‘s season opener game in Washington, D.C.

The two teams knelt on the field and held a long black ribbon during a moment of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. While they knelt, a video made by The Players Alliance was played on the Jumbotron.

After the moment, the two teams stood for the national anthem.

Earlier in the day, President Trump was joined by young baseball players at the White House and he was seen throwing and catching the ball with some of the kids.

Make sure to check out which public figure had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the game!

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Dr. Fauci Throws First Pitch on MLB Opening Day, Completely Misses (Video)

Dr. Anthony Fauci throws the ceremonial first pitch prior to the opening game of the 2020 MLB Season on Thursday (July 23) at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

The opening day game was played between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals and no fans will be in the crowd at games this season.

Fauci received some assistance from Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle while getting ready to throw out the first pitch, which didn’t go anywhere near home plate.

If you didn’t know, Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a role he has held since 1984. He serves on the White House’s coronavirus task force and he is helping in the fight against the virus.

Fauci grew up in Brooklyn as a fan of the Yankees, but he is now a Nationals fan as he lives in D.C.

It was recently reported that an MLB team will likely be changing their name.

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MLB's Cleveland Indians Might Change Their Name Too

The Cleveland Indians are also mulling over a possible name change, the team announced to fans on social media on Friday (July 3).

“We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality, our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community,” the statement started out.

It continues that the team has had “ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent social unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice.”

The statement went on, explaining that they are determining the best path forward in regards to the team name, which could be changed in the coming months.

The MLB team is following in the footsteps of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, who also announced they are reviewing their team name and are open to changing it after backlash for years.

Read the Cleveland Indians full statement below:

MLB to Kick Off Season in July Amid Pandemic (Report)

The Major League Baseball Players Association has reportedly come to an agreement.

The baseball league will kick off the 2020 season in July, ending their hiatus due to the global health crisis, according to new reports from CBS Sports and ESPN on Tuesday (June 23).

According to the reports, players agreed to go to training camp on July 1, with a planned Opening Day for July 24. The season will consist of 60 games, and will end in September – which is less than half of the typical games played in a usual season.

The post-season will come to an end by October, which coincides with Dr. Anthony Fauci‘s recommendation that the sport “avoids” the colder late fall and winter season.

“Players would receive the full prorated share of their salaries — about 37 percent of their full-season salaries and around $1.5 billion total…players would not receive forgiveness on the $170 million salary advance they received as part of the March agreement and would get no money from the postseason,” ESPN reported.

The exact health and safety protocols have yet to be determined, according to CBS Sports.

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