MLB closes all spring training facilities

Major League Baseball announced Friday night that all spring training facilities in Arizona and Florida would be closed immediately due to COVID-19 concerns. It adds another wrinkle into negotiations to try and have a 2020 season. The commissioner’s office has reportedly refused to provide a counterproposal to the most recent players’ association offer. That likely means baseball is preparing to force the players to return to the field for a roughly 60-game season. That would also allow Commission Rob Manfred to implement rules meant to increase the pace of play, including starting runners at 2nd base and forcing the National League to adopt the designated hitter.

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