After months of uncertainty, it’s official: Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to start out out Spring Coaching workout routines in per week.
MLB launched first train dates on Tuesday. The major train for Cubs pitchers and catchers in Mesa, Arizona is slotted for Feb. 17. The Cubs’ first full squad train is on the calendar for Feb. 22. The White Sox are on the an identical schedule.
Spring Coaching’s start date was in question until not too way back on account of extreme COVID-19 an an infection prices in Arizona significantly, and Main League Baseball’s push to delay Spring Coaching for a month. The MLBPA rejected the league’s proposal remaining week. Since then, the two occasions have finalized nicely being and safety protocols and agreed to extend seven-inning doubleheaders and remaining 12 months’s extra-innings rule by way of 2021.
As of Monday, in line with Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer, about 20 Cubs players had been already in camp. Hoyer acknowledged he expects the rest will report on time.
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