Major League Baseball sent out guidelines to teams on Sunday to end group workouts at spring and home parks. Spring camps will remain open but will be operating with limited staff. The league also is encouraging minor league players to return home with a few exceptions.
One of the reasons for the distancing is to reduce the spread should one of the players test positive for COVID-19. That is the exact scenario that the Yankees are dealing with after a minor league player has tested positive. New York GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Sunday that the player’s symptoms have dissipated although he remains isolated. The Yankees have took precautionary measures and have self-quarantined all minor league players, some coaches and personnel until March 25.
The delayed start to the 2020 season may alleviate one of the Braves’ big question marks in allowing more time for starter Cole Hamels to recover from his shoulder injury.
Our prediction series continued on Sunday with a closer look at the Florida Fire Frogs who could be an interesting team to follow this season.
If you are missing baseball, you can find plenty of classic games including the Braves’ World Series clinching Game 6 win from 1995 on YouTube.