Major League Baseball to delay opening day by at least 2 weeks


The Yankees provided a little bit of clarity on their plans with Major League Baseball canceling spring training and delaying the regular season two weeks.

"Further information regarding schedules for Saturday, 3/14, and Sunday, 3/15, will be provided as they become solidified", the team said. We saw rain that delayed the start of our season by a day previous year.

"I'm sure we'll have (simulated) games", Boone said.

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts released a statement on Thursday regarding COVID-19 delaying the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season until April 9, at least.

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That is because the 14-day self isolation period ends on Friday, with it being a fortnight then since the players met Marinakis. While sporting events across Europe have been affected, the United Kingdom government advice now is to carry on as normal.

While the league does intend to resume normal operations as soon as possible, it stresses that the health of fans, players, and employees is of the utmost importance.

Hall said up until the suspension of Spring Training and announcement that the regular season would be delayed, they were cleaning and "doing everything to keep their safety and health in mind".

"In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season", Minor League Baseball officials said in a statement.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the decision will affect the start of the regular season, which was slated to begin March 26 where all 30 teams were expected to play. "Major League Baseball will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts".