LEADING OFF: Major League Baseball nears 20,000 players

Sat May 15 3:16am ET
By The Associated Press

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, May 7, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson throws to first base to get an out against Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with Gary Sanchez after hitting a first-inning home run against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dean Kremer during a baseball game on Friday, May 14, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)


San Diego Padres' Manny Machado casts a glance at Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Mychal Givens after Machado struck out during the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Denver. San Diego won 5-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, right, is congratulated by teammate Yadier Molina before being removed during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 9, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)


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