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Players allowed to leave spring training

SARASOTA, Florida—Major League Baseball announced that spring training operations ended on Friday.  Players will be allowed to leave their spring training cities if they wish in response to the coronavirus pandemic. MLB announced

In an agreement between the Players Association and MLB, players will be allowed to return to their homes, and families, or to the cities where they play if they don’t want to remain at spring training sites.

They also can remain at training facilities, but there will be no formal workouts.

Earlier on Friday, Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias said in a conference call: “We are very intent on keeping everyone here until told otherwise. Preventing unnecessary travel, keeping everyone in the area, keeping everyone in close contact with us is the best way to go.”

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  1. central scrutinizer

    March 13, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    JMO, but I wouldn’t want to fly on an airplane right now. It seems this would be quickest way to get the virus other than a cruise ship.

  2. whiterose

    March 14, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Orioles leave, Yankees stay

    • ClayDal

      March 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      According to MASN Roch, the majority if not all the players were staying in Sarasota. Players CAN go back home if they wish, but the Orioles like many teams are going to stay at their Spring Training facilities

    • Rich Dubroff

      March 14, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Many have stayed, but some have gone, and now I have, too.

    • CalsPals

      March 14, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      Shame not all stayed…hmmm…go O’s…

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