Following the lead of Major League Baseball, and roughly all the other major professional sports leagues, Minor League Baseball postponed it’s season opening on Thursday, which had originally been scheduled for April 9th.
With this initial statement, there is no announcement of when the season will begin. The statement notes that they “will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date.
This was followed by statements from several of the Giants’ farm teams. The Sacramento River Cats simply retweeted the statement from Minor League Baseball, echoing that information will come later.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels released a fuller statement on their website, emphasizing community and individual health.
The San Jose Giants had a shorter statement, and also noted that in addition to the season being delayed, they were cancelling their FanFest, which had been scheduled for April 7th.
It’s obvious that the situation is very fluid, and it will be some time before we know when baseball at any level will begin to be played again. College baseball has also been suspended, and the College World Series that would have been played in June has been cancelled.
Over Wednesday and Thursday, almost every major sport postponed or cancelled games, including Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NHL, MLS, and the NCAA. Other sport levels and leagues, such as high school sports and the XFL, have also cancelled or suspended games to varying degrees.