Dodgers: Spring Training Could Be Cancelled As Soon As Today

There is a widespread fear sweeping across baseball that the coronavirus will force cancellations in baseball. With the Dodgers’ Opening Day in question already, the league may also look to suspend all Spring Training games in order to get ahead of the virus.

The reaction may seem sudden, and that’s because it is. The sports world was sent into a frenzy last night when Rudy Gobert of the NBA’s Utah Jazz tested positive for fir the COVID-19 virus, and his teammate Donovan Mitchell tested positive this morning. As a result, leagues began canceling games and tournaments all around sports. The Dodgers do not look to be immune to that.

If the Dodgers are not able to continue with Spring Training, I would imagine players and staff would all be sent home. If there is a delay until Opening Day, that makes a strange situation, as players will need time to ramp back up to game-mode. 

Spring Training is generally a time for players to get ready for the season, and not having it would be very strange indeed. Waiting on the league’s official announcement, expected soon. Teams around baseball have a scheduled call with Commissioner Rob Manfred today. 

**UPDATE: Spring Training is officially expected to be called off today. 

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