May 19, 2024
MLB says it discussed playing games at one site but not settled on plan
Texas Rangers president Jon Daniels told the Associated Press that officials were discussing options but didn’t want to speculate.
Texas Rangers president Jon Daniels told the Associated Press that officials were discussing options but didn’t want to speculate.

Major League Baseball made clear it has not yet settled on contingency plans to restart the 2020 season after it was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB released a statement Tuesday, saying it was exploring a few plans to play games when medical experts say it is safe to have them. Officials delayed the start of Opening Day and canceled spring training as the U.S. worked to combat the spread of the illness.

“MLB has been actively considering numerous contingency plans that would allow play to commence once the public health situation has improved to the point that it is safe to do so. While we have discussed the idea of staging games at one location as one potential option, we have not settled on that option or developed a detailed plan,” the league said.

“While we continue to interact regularly with government and public health officials, we have not sought or received approval of any plan from federal, state and local officials, or the Players Association. The health and safety of our employees, players, fans and the public at large at paramount, and we are not ready at this time to endorse any particular format for staging games in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the coronavirus.”

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