MLB suspends Spring Training; delays Opening Day by 2 weeks

Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:15:43-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Major League Baseball Thursday afternoon became the latest league to announce a pause to games to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is suspending Spring Training underway in Florida and Arizona as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

Additionally, the league will delay opening day by at least two weeks. For the Kansas City Royals, opening day was originally set for Thursday, March 26 against the Chicago White Sox.

This is a developing story and will be updated.