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MLB to suspend operations, will delay regular season by at least two weeks

MLB will join other leagues in suspending operations for the forseeable future.

MLB: Spring Training-Milwaukee Brewers at Toronto Blue Jays Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

As sports all over the world begin canceling their seasons due to the coronavirus, MLB had been quiet about what their plans would be. Today, they made their decision, and will follow the lead of other leagues and stop operations for now.

The Brewers had been scheduled for a pair of split-squad games today, but both have been cancelled (though, the report on those is that they were rained out). Manager Craig Counsell also made a statement in regards to the current situation:

This is a developing situation in baseball right now. We will update with more information as it comes in.


Ryan Braun also had a statement on the current situation in MLB and with the coronavirus:


According to Joel Sherman, players will be asked to remain at spring sites for now, but will not be required to stay.

In addition, the April 25 Kenny Chesney concert at Miller Park has also been postponed, but asks ticket holders to hold on to their tickets for now.


The regular season has been postponed by at least two weeks.


The minor league baseball season will also postpone the start of its season. No initial timeline is given there.


The Brewers have released an official statement. They note they will have an optional workout tomorrow and then an official closed workout on Monday.