Major League Baseball postpones Opening Day by 2 weeks, cancels Spring Training
Major League Baseball has joined the numerous other leagues and organizations seeking to take a pro-active approach against the spread of COVID-19.
MLB announced Thursday that all spring training games are canceled effective immediately, and opening day will be delayed by at least two weeks. Opening Day was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 26th.
Statement from Major League Baseball: pic.twitter.com/0bWS5VTRPu
— MLB (@MLB) March 12, 2020
The Seattle Mariners already announced this week that their opening series against the Texas Rangers would have to be relocated from T-Mobile Park, as Washington governor Jay Inslee issued a ban of all public gatherings exceeding 250 persons for King County and other locations in the state. Oregon governor Kate Brown did the same action on Thursday.
More to come.