MLB to suspend all operations due to coronavirus; Cleveland Indians Home Opener delayed

MLB to suspend all operations due to coronavirus; Cleveland Indians Home Opener delayed
Mathew Gudin paints the opening day signage on the field before the Cleveland Indians play the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Source: Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Major League Baseball is expected to suspend operations, which will likely delay the start of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus, according to Sports Illustrated.

Opening Day is delayed for two weeks, according to the Associated Press.

The Tribe was scheduled to take on the Detroit Tigers on March 26 at Progressive Field for both the Home Opener and on the original Opening Day date.

“We are aware of Commissioner Robert Manfred’s decision today to delay the start of the 2020 MLB regular season by at least two weeks and suspending Spring Training games," a statement from the Cleveland Indians said. “We fully support today’s decision as the safety of our community, fans and our employees/uniformed staff is of the utmost importance. We will provide further details as soon as we have more clarity from MLB on the status of the start of our season.”

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