MLB Expected To Set Up Spring Training In ‘Pod’ Format

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It appears everything will be business as usual for Major League Baseball this season. Or at least, as close to business as usual as it can possibly get in times like these.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, baseball is currently working on a revised Grapefruit League schedule for spring training. And there’s no time like the present, as we are less than two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to loosen up their arms and develop some chemistry.

The idea behind the revised Grapefruit schedule is to place teams in separate “pods” in eastern and western Florida. “West-coast teams in Florida will play 28 games and east-coast teams 24, making up rest with intrasquad-type matchups,” Rosenthal reported.

As for the regular season, MLB recently released a statement announcing that everything will start as originally scheduled.

“We are moving forward and instructing our Clubs to report for an on-time start to Spring Training and the Championship Season, subject to reaching an agreement on health and safety protocols,” the statement read.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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