Cincinnati Reds issue statement on Major League Baseball delays
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Mar 16, 2020,
Mar 16, 2020, 0:29
"Major League players can elect to return home, remain in their Spring Training cities, or return to their Club's home city", their statement announced.
"MLB will continue to evaluate ongoing events leading up to the start of the season", the statement continued.
In the wake of MLB's latest announcement, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said the team was in the process of determining what course of action players would take.
Commissioner Rob Manfred met with Tony Clark, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players' Association, to discuss the potential issues sure to arise as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. Single-game ticket buyers who purchased tickets for canceled Spring Training games directly through the Reds will receive a refund.
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Despite spring training games already underway, sources told ESPN that several teams had already canceled all travel and have been expecting to hear a decision about the remainder of the season. Max Scherzer laughed Thursday when a reporter asked about his morning bullpen session. "Others are going to want to go home, some are going to want to go to L.A.", he acknowledged. Sánchez, at 36, felt his arm was in a good place after a solid start last week. "If this is a long enough break, I can't see us coming back and going anything over that".
"All the players, we understand now, completely, the severity of what we're dealing with here", Scherzer added. I think there's a recognition of that there's a lot of unknowns, so there's a lot of really cool conversations about suggestions. I think everyone knows things are fluid and things are changing.
"Our goal is to resume play as soon as it is appropriate and prudent, so that we will be able complete the season and award the Stanley Cup", a statement from National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman said. These guys have pinpointed Opening Day once the season concluded in 2019, but they'll adjust. Major League Baseball will continue to undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts.