NEW YORK - Major League Baseball will delay opening day by at least 2 weeks and will suspend the rest of the spring training schedule in response to the coronavirus.
The decision came after a call with the 30 clubs and consultation with the players union.
In a statement, the league said that the action was being taken "in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, Clubs and our millions of loyal fans."
Opening day had been scheduled for March 26. It is unclear if the league will still play a 162-game season or if it will be shortened.
The NBA previously announced a temporary suspension of games after several players tested positive for the virus.
NCAA league basketball tournaments were also canceled on Thursday.
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