Ducey: Arizona Willing To Host All MLB Teams During Pandemic
Governor Doug Ducey says he’s willing to allow Arizona to host all 30 major league baseball teams if public safety allows as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold.
The governor's announcement eventually could lead to the start of the baseball season primarily in empty spring training ballparks in the metro Phoenix area.
Major League Baseball and the players’ association have had preliminary discussions about how they would start if given the go-ahead by federal and local government and health officials.
MLB is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year because of the new coronavirus’ impact on the season.
Major League Baseball officials have guaranteed paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May.