CLEVELAND — According to multiple reports, Indians officials have discussed July 1 as a possible target date to start the season.
The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cleveland Indians have told players July 1 is a "mark in the sand" for Opening Day, but said there are no firm plans at this time.
The latest: Though one team has discussed baseball possibly returning on July 1, no plan is close to firm. https://t.co/fGMrWJErJh— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 6, 2020
Rosenthal said the Tribe told players to be prepared for Spring Training 2.0 starting June 10.
Former Major League player Trevor Plouffe said he's already heard from players that they are gearing for a July 1 start date.
I have texts from players in 6 different orgs telling me that they are being told to be ready for those dates. https://t.co/WNKfWqiEEc— Trevor Plouffe (@trevorplouffe) May 6, 2020
The MLB season was put on hold due to coronavirus concerns.
News 5 reached out to the Indians, but they have no comment.
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