White Sox top pitching prospect Kopech opts out this year

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. The White Sox believe they are poised for a turnaround after seven straight losing seasons. Both players had been absent since the White Sox resumed workouts last week for the first time since Major League Baseball shut down camps in March.

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White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech decides not to participate in 2020 season

Michael Kopech will not participate in the 2020 season, the decision stemming from the same personal matters he was said to be dealing with last week, when he did not report to "Summer Camp" at Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Delayed start should help Brewers' Knebel play this season

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Corey Knebel believes the pandemic-imposed hiatus will enable him to be ready for the start of the season as he returns from Tommy John surgery. ''I'm feeling very confident that I'll be ready to go,'' Knebel said after throwing an inning of scoreless relief in a Friday afternoon scrimmage. Knebel didn't pitch at all last year after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during spring training, an injury that required him to undergo surgery in April 2019.

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Giants' Buster Posey gets it right again in toughest career decision

Buster Posey's off days are rarely days off. Posey and his wife, Kristen, spend much of their time raising funds for and visiting with infants and children who have cancer. They go to hospitals, host a gala and generally give as much time and energy as possible to a cause that will be Posey's legacy long after he hangs up his catcher's mask for the final time.

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