PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pirates Spring Training is ending early because of the Coronavirus.
The MLB announced on Thursday that it is suspending spring training games and delaying the start of the regular season by at least two weeks.
“This action is being taken in the interests of the safety and well-being of our players, Clubs and our millions of loyal fans,” the league said.
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— MLB (@MLB) March 12, 2020
The Pirates released a statement, saying:
“The Pirates are in full agreement with and supportive of the Commissioner’s decision.
As this situation evolves, so too will our response. What will not change, however, is how much we care about our fans, players, employees and the wellbeing of our community.
Our front office team will continue to meet on a daily basis and will remain in constant communication with our medical expert partners at AHN and Highmark, as well as with Major League Baseball and government officials. We will provide information on any new developments and impacts as they become available.
Together we will work through this unprecedented situation as we look forward to the return of baseball as soon as possible.”
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