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Rays “fully support” MLB decision to suspend season for COVID-19

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The Tampa Bay Rays have released the following brief statement agreeing with MLB’s decision to cancel Spring Training and to suspend the regular season.

Today, Major League Baseball announced the suspension of the remainder of spring training and the delay of the 2020 regular season. The health and safety of our staff, players, fans and the entire Tampa Bay community is of the utmost importance to us, and we fully support this decision.

The Rays will continue to closely monitor the situation and work with local and state authorities, as well as our partners in MLB as this situation evolves. As soon as information becomes available regarding the start of the 2020 season, including ticketing information, we will make additional announcements. We appreciate your patience as we all manage the impacts of COVID-19.

Per Major League Baseball’s recommendation, Charlotte Sports Park complex will be closed to non-employees. The players in major league camp have a 10:00 a.m. meeting with no workout scheduled. Beyond Friday, the Rays have not yet made any plans.