What I’m Hearing: MLB is the most recent league to grab measures to wrestle the spread of the coronavirus. Bob Nightengale minute print the league’s thought going forward.


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Donovan Mitchell Sr., the Mets’ director of player family and community engagement, tested unfavorable for coronavirus, the team launched on Friday night.

His son, Donovan Mitchell, is one in all two Utah Jazz NBA stars who tested obvious for COVID-19.

Among diversified issues, Donovan Mitchell Sr. helps the Mets coordinate player appearances and particular visits and has been in Port St. Lucie for the duration of facets of spring coaching. 

Mets overall manager Brodie Van Wagenen will protect a convention call at midday ET on Saturday with contributors of the media to design updates. It is assumed that he’ll discuss about the team’s thought of circulate. 

Among the issues likely to be included:

  • Are gamers and workers staying on the spring coaching complex? 
  • What did MLB give an explanation for the Mets concerning the 2-week lengthen and when the time desk can be picked up? 
  • How will the Mets protect their gamers willing all the intention in which thru this layoff? 

COVID-19 has shut down sports actions. On Thursday, MLB turned the most recent league to suspend operations — it canceled the leisure of spring coaching and delayed the initiating of the fashioned season by two weeks. 

The Mets final played on Wednesday. It is unknown as soon as they are going to play all all over again. 

Some clubs hold already held convention calls to chat concerning the failings introduced about by this unprecedented time in sports actions and how they thought to handle. The Yankees had one on Friday. 

Yankees gamers opted to live in Florida at the moment. Overall manager Brian Cashman, when assembly with the team, ran thru three alternate suggestions. 

Discontinuance in Tampa, where the club will provide facilities to work out. 

Lope away camp and return home. 

Lope to the predominant-league metropolis to continue workouts on the tall-league park. 

Supervisor Aaron Boone, his workers and the club’s conditioning and athletic coaching workers will continue to exist the spring coaching space, too. 

Van Wagenen on Saturday will discuss about the Mets’ plans on this time of uncertainty. 


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