Major League Baseball delays start of season at least 2 weeks, cancels spring games

Major League Baseball delays start of season at least 2 weeks, cancels spring games

Major League Baseball delays start of season at least 2 weeks, cancels spring games

The league said as of 4 p.m. Thursday, all spring training games have been cancelled, along with the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifier games which were to take place in Tucson, Ariz. "I don't have a high degree of confidence that we will start on April 9", he said. Under the best-case scenario, the "new Opening Day" would be April 10 against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Tigers had been scheduled to open the season on March 26 at Cleveland against the Indians, followed by a home opener on March 30 against the Kansas City Royals.

"We appreciate your patience as we work with Major League Baseball and local health and government agencies towards a resolution that is best for the continued safety of the entire extended Dodger family". Major League Soccer postponed its season by at least 30 days. That alone figured to have an impact on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, which was set for March 26.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Washington governor Jay Inslee plans to ban all gatherings of more than 250 people in the Seattle metro area, which would force the Mariners to either play elsewhere or play in an empty T-Mobile Park.

Major League Baseball and the Clubs have been preparing a variety of contingency plans regarding the 2020 regular season schedule.

Until an announcement, we can only look to ongoing discussions and actions from other sports.

The NBA suspended its season indefinitely on Wednesday after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. Baseball is obviously not as much of a contact sport as basketball, but players still play in close proximity to one another, managers come into close proximity with players, and coaches, umpires and teams are traveling across the country on a constant basis.

That leaves the 2020 college baseball season seriously in doubt.

But it seems there is little to no chance of baseball being "business as usual" for some time.

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