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MLB season delayed in response to coronavirus

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Major League Baseball (MLB) has taken action and suspended the start of the 2020 MLB season in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released Friday morning (Australian time) the said “this action is being taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, clubs and our million of loyal fans.

“MLB and the clubs have been preparing a variety of contingency plans regarding the 2020 regular season schedule.

“MLB will announce the effects on the schedule at an appropriate time and will remain flexible as events warrant, with the hope of resuming normal operations as possible.”

Opening day was scheduled for March 26, however it has now been pushed back a fortnight to April 9.

Minor League Baseball and the World Baseball Classic have also been postponed with current spring training games cancelled.

Currently 24 past and present Adelaide players are affiliated to Major League organisations, from MLB to Rookie ball.

 

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