Spring Training Expected to Be Suspended As Soon as Today (UPDATE: Suspended, Regular Season Delayed)

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Spring Training Expected to Be Suspended As Soon as Today (UPDATE: Suspended, Regular Season Delayed)

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[Ed. – MLB has suspended Spring Training and delayed the start of the regular season by at least two weeks. Original post follows.]

The writing was on the wall last night with the NBA’s decision, and it was only a matter of time before MLB joined the national efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 by preventing large groups of people from spreading the disease more rapidly than our health care system can handle.

The first step is going to be suspending Spring Training:

Official announcements are coming, and it could include an initial wave of postponements for the start of the season:

We’ll keep tracking as things change by the hour. Jason Heyward understands why it matters that even young and healthy ballplayers join the process:

UPDATE: Today’s Cubs-Dodgers game has been cancelled, but not necessarily because a league-wide suspension is coming. For now, it’s just the weather:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.