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MLB Suspends Spring Training, Pushes Opening Day Back Two Weeks

Mar 12, 2020, 12:25 PM | Updated: 1:28 pm
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and All-Star game MVP Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians during...
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and All-Star game MVP Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the league has suspended spring training and will delay the start of the 2020 season.

The owners held a conference call with the league and came to a conclusion that spring training is suspended. This is due to the concern surrounding coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

The Major League Baseball season was scheduled to start on March 26.

The league released a statement.

MLB joined the NBA, NHL and MLS in suspension of play due to coronavirus.

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