NEW YORK (AP) — Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association.
The potential plan could allow the league to begin games "as early as May," according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.
On Tuesday morning, MLB released a statement saying it has discussed a plan to hold games in one location but has not reached a decision.
"MLB has been actively considering numerous contingency plans that would allow play to commence once the public health situation has improved to the point that it is safe to do so," the league said. "While we have discussed the idea of staging games at one location as one potential option, we have not settled on that option or developed a detailed plan."