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MLB Limits Spring Training Autographs Amid Virus Outbreak

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Major League Baseball teams are taking extra precautions at spring training complexes amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Giants, Nationals, A's and other teams are taking Major League Baseball's recommendation and pre-signing cards and baseballs to hand out to fans, cutting down on interactions around the ballpark.

At the Giants' complex in Scottsdale stadium personnel disinfected railings shortly before fans arrived for an afternoon game against the White Sox, and the team is spending extra time sanitizing around the clubhouse and other facilities.

Players say precautions haven't had much effect yet on their plans and routines, but they're aware the situation is changing quickly.

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