Players willing to squeeze in games

Today was supposed to be MLB's Opening Day, but due to the spread of COVID-19, we are without baseball. However, some players are willing to play seven innings to fit in the schedule.



March 26, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Jets fly over during the playing of the national anthem before a game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

TORONTO (AP) — If Major League Baseball needs to squeeze more games into a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs, perhaps this idea could get tossed into play: seven-inning doubleheaders.

“Maybe that’s something we have to consider,” Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said on a conference call Wednesday.

Opening day has been postponed until at least mid-May because of the new coronavirus pandemic. The regular season had been scheduled to begin Thursday.

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