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Teams announce 60-man ‘summer camp’ rosters

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Teams began to announce their 60-man “summer camp” rosters — also known as the “player pool” — on Sunday. Not every team made an announcement today and not every team filled its roster out completely. The Indians, for example, listed 55 players, 40 of which will train at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The other 15 will train at the Indians’ alternate site in Lake County. The club can add an additional five players to the roster at any time.

If you’re fiending for some baseball news, the table below contains links to the publicly-available rosters for each team.

American League
East Central West
Yankees Twins Astros
Rays Indians Athletics
Red Sox White Sox Rangers
Blue Jays Royals Angels
Orioles Tigers Mariners
National League
East Central West
Braves Cardinals Dodgers
Nationals Brewers Diamondbacks
Mets Cubs Giants
Phillies Reds Rockies
Marlins Pirates Padres

The 60-man roster will be pared down to 28 once the regular season is 14 days old. The roster will further shrink to 26 players after 29 days. Each team will be permitted to use a three-player “taxi squad” on the road, which helps teams with flexibility in the event a player suffers injury or illness.

Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season

Kopech has opted out
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Michael Kopech has opted out of the 2020 season. The White Sox starter informed the team of his decision today, and the team issued a press release to that affect a few minutes ago.

The statement from general manager Rick Hahn. said “we recognize that reaching this decision is incredibly difficult for any competitive athlete, and our organization is understanding and supportive. We will work with Michael to assure his development continues throughout 2020, and we look forward to welcoming him back into our clubhouse for the 2021 season.”

Kopech, 24, has only four big league starts under his belt, all coming in late August and early September of 2018, but after a strong spring training he was likely to make Chicago’s rotation at some point in the 2020 season after sitting out all of 2019 following Tommy John surgery. Kopech was among the players sent to Chicago from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade back in December 2016. Others involved in the deal included Yoán Moncada, Victor Diaz, and Luis Alexander Basabe.

Now, however, Kopech has opted out.