When Will the MLB Resume Play? Commissioner Rob Manfred Hopes the League Will Be ‘Gearing Back Up’ in May

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We don’t know much about the 2020 sports calendar at this moment, but what we are sure of is that things will be very different this year. The suspension of the NBA, NHL and MLB, as well as the canceling of the 2020 NCAA Tournament has left the sports schedule in flux. And, as we’ve all heard over the past two weeks, the situation remains fluid.

While there is no hard news yet from the MLB, Commissioner Rob Manfred made an appearance on SportsCenter and indicated that it looks unlikely that the 2020 season will consist of the usual 162 games. Manfred did offer some optimism, though:

“My optimistic outlook is that at some point in May we’ll be gearing back up. We’ll have to make a determination depending on what the precise date is as to how much of a preparation period we need,” Manfred said in an interview Wednesday night on ESPN’s “SportsCenter With Scott Van Pelt,” adding: “But the one thing I know for sure is baseball will be back. Whenever it’s safe to play, we’ll be back. … We will be part of the recovery, the healing in this country from this particular pandemic.”

For more information on the ever-changing sports calendar, check out our updated tracker here.

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