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UPDATED: MLB Cancels Spring Training, Pushes Opening Day until at least mid-April

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MLB joins other sports leagues in shutting down events

New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images

It may have seemed inevitable, especially once the NBA suspended its season yesterday afternoon, but MLB has now followed suit.

Details about how this all might shake out are anyone’s guess at this point, though more information might be forthcoming shortly. Presumably, MLB will issue a release of some sort in the coming hours or days.

Stay tuned, as this gyre has only started widening at this point.

UPDATE: Spring Training cancelled. Opening Day pushed back at least two weeks. World Baseball Classic Qualifiers postponed indefinitely.

Spring Training is over. An abundance of necessary caution abounds. And Peter O’Brien is your 2020 Grapefruit League Home Run Champion.