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.
Announcement expected shortly that MLB will be suspending operations. More details to come.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 12, 2020
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:
Ryan Braun weighs in on the unprecedented situation facing the Brewers and MLB with the Coronavirus: pic.twitter.com/1alecK7SXT— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) March 12, 2020
According to Joel Sherman, players will be asked to remain at spring sites for now, but will not be required to stay.
Hear that MLB will ask players to stay at spring sites where they have access to team medical personnel, can continue to work out and will not be fanning out across the country. But players can go as they please.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 12, 2020
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.
Indeed, this is no time for chillaxification. Thank you, Kenny Chesney, for doing the right thing. pic.twitter.com/PNJpLeZYIu— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) March 12, 2020
The regular season has been postponed by at least two weeks.
2020 Opening Day to be delayed by at least two weeks; Spring Training Games cancelled beginning today; and @WBCBaseball Qualifier games postponed indefinitely due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/yCgUHkdfpF— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) March 12, 2020
The minor league baseball season will also postpone the start of its season. No initial timeline is given there.
Minor League Baseball just announced it will delay the start of its season. Was scheduled to begin April 9 pic.twitter.com/5ipuATusH6— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) March 12, 2020
The Brewers have released an official statement. They note they will have an optional workout tomorrow and then an official closed workout on Monday.