MLB Expected to Suspend Spring Training

17 Mars, 2020, 06:29 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Associated Press

In a move that felt inevitable in the wake of similar decisions by several other leagues, Major League Baseball is expected to suspend all operations as of Thursday afternoon.

Spring training games are now being played, but players have been awaiting a decision. In the last 24 hours, both the National Basketball Association and NHL have moved to suspend their in-progress seasons until further notice.

The league did not announce how long the delay would last. In all, more than 100 Division I programs have altered either schedules or attendance policies because of Coronavirus concerns.

Major League Baseball and the union were reacting to uncertainty when games will be played again and many players' desire to return home to families.

Overall, the coronavirus has put pretty much every sport on hold.

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also tested positive for the coronavirus.

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MLB last saw a major disruption to its schedule in 2001 after the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. The end of the regular season was pushed from September 30 to October 7.

Opening Day at Dodger Stadium was scheduled for March 26.

Next, Stanton went on to talk about how his team is handling the delay. Game 1 of the 2020 World Series is scheduled for October 22 with a possible Game 7 to be played on October 30.

The more pertinent question, for now, is what is the safest route to moving forward and preparing for the 2020 season?

FAQHow Often Do MLB Players Get Paid During the Regular Season? Most understood the decision and said the Major League Baseball made the right decision by delaying the start of the season. For the time being, tickets may not be visible in the MLB Ballpark App.

If the league can not start on time, then the tentative plan is to start the season wherever opening day lands on the calendar.

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