Jays may play at PNC
The Blue Jays are talking with the Pirates about sharing PNC Park this season after the Canadian government barred them from playing in the Rogers Centre amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pirates president Travis Williams confirmed the talks Monday and issued a statement saying he is ready to welcome the Blue Jays if something can be worked out.
The Pirates are led by ex-Blue Jays executives Ben Cherington and Steve Sanders.
♦ Manager Gabe Kapler and a couple of other members of the Giants kneeled during the national anthem before the team’s exhibition game against the Athletics in Oakland, California. Kapler has been outspoken about social injustice and racial issues.
♦ The Braves removed a ‘‘Chop On’’ sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park and still are considering their stance on the fans’ tomahawk-chop chant.
♦ Major League Baseball is allowing teams to add on-field advertising — real and virtual — this season in an effort to help them ‘‘fulfill marketing commitments,’’ it said.
♦ Dr. Anthony Fauci will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Yankees-Nationals season opener Thursday in Washington.