Opening day pushed back due to COVID-19

Major League Baseball has pushed back the date for the league's opening day, and has suspended the rest of spring break.



March 13, 2020 - 5:14 PM

JUPITER, - MARCH 12: Fans attend Corona Beach Zone during the spring training game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 12, 2020 in Jupiter, Fla. MLB will be suspending Spring Training due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and pushing back Opening Day by two weeks. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images/TNS

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis was driving down Florida’s west coast on Interstate 75 from Sarasota to Fort Myers for an exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins when he got the call.

No game tonight. No games for a while.

“Pretty shocked,” Davis said, “just how quickly things have escalated.”

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