Major League Baseball announced that they will be suspending the start of its 2020 season on Thursday out of precaution for the coronavirus. While the league announced an initial two-week suspension, baseball fans reportedly won’t see the MLB season return until May at the earliest.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, many executives and players around the league believe the MLB season won’t resume until May at the earliest. The league plans to re-evaluate its plans after two weeks. However, the uncertainty of the increasing spread of COVID-19 will likely result in the game being suspended for at least another month.
The 2020 season was set to begin with Opening Day on March 26, but all 30 teams and league officials agreed to postpone the start of the season during a conference call on Thursday. The move came in a 24-hour span when the NBA, XFL, NHL, NCAA all shutdown for the time being.
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