Dodgers president Andrew Friedman says Spring Training ‘Part II’ will take place
Andrew Friedman may be providing an inside scoop as to what Major League Baseball plans to do once regular baseball activities can begin again.
The Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations said Thursday that a spring training ‘part II’ will take place but that there are too many unknowns to speculate on how long it will be, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
The first part, so to speak, of spring training began on Feb. 21 and continued until its suspension on Mar. 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, two weeks before the originally-scheduled Mar. 26 date for Opening Day 2020. Now the season will not begin until mid-May at the absolute earliest.
While it is unclear how the logistics of the ‘part II’ that Friedman mentions would work, even aside from the duration, another baseball executive has said that teams could need another month of spring training to get back in shape before the season starts.