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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

MLB has no plans yet to cancel or postpone games over coronavirus

Major League Baseball does not presently plan to cancel or postpone spring training or regular-season games due to the coronavirus outbreak but has established an internal task force to deal with possible complications in the coming months, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

The memo, distributed Tuesday morning to hundreds of high-ranking baseball officials, outlined suggested preparations for teams. Among the recommendations, according to the memo:

*Players avoid taking balls and pens directly from fans to sign autographs—a suggestion that will be fleshed out in training materials the league intends to send to teams—and opt against handshakes.

*Teams open lines of communication with the local public-health authority.

 

QLE Posted: March 04, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: coronavirus, mlb

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