“MLB will keep fans updated on decisions regarding plans for the 2020 schedule in the days and weeks ahead. The clubs remain committed to playing as many games as possible when the season begins. We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all baseball fans to follow suit. MLB extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.”
MLB canceled remaining spring training exhibition games last week and sent players, coaches and front office officials home. The Braves were to start the regular season on March 26 with a seven-game road trip to the Diamondbacks and Padres. The home opener was scheduled for April 2 against the Marlins. The regular-season games are currently listed as postponed. MLB has not announced how it will handle a season that doesn’t begin until at least mid-May.