After a face-to-face meeting with players’ union officials in Arizona, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced Friday that its training camps will be suspended.
As a result, the two games between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees, which were scheduled to take place at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium on March 23 and 24, have been cancelled.
Major league players can choose to go home, stay in their spring training cities or return to their home cities.
“This measure is in the best interest of the players, employees and the communities that organize the camps,” states the official Major League Baseball website.
“The MLB will continue to monitor ongoing events and will apply the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts. We extend our best wishes to all individuals and communities affected by the coronavirus.”
On Thursday, the preparatory calendar was suspended and the start of the season was delayed by at least two weeks.