Major League Baseball announced Monday that the League will acknowledge the eight-week period that will restrict large gatherings of 50 or more people. This means that Opening Day will be in no less than two months, which would mean a start in mid-May is an optimistic option.
The United States is trying to lessen the outbreak of coronavirus and pretty much all professional sports have been put on pause for the immediate future. MLB was forced to cancel Spring Training last week, and given the need for some kind of wind-up period to start the baseball season, a week or two of getting back into shape could push this into June.
Statement from Major League Baseball: pic.twitter.com/E5xPfMGOc0— MLB (@MLB) March 16, 2020