Spring Training Uncertainty Baseball

FILE - A gate at the Chicago Cubs practice facility at Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., is closed and locked due to the coronavirus, in this Monday, March 16, 2020, file photo. Big league managers say that Major League Baseball has instructed them to prepare for spring training to start on time in mid-February despite uncertainty around the coronavirus. Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, that officials from the commissioner's office had a meeting with managers Tuesday an expressed optimism about opening spring camps as scheduled. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)