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MLB announces they will be closing clubhouses to media due to coronavirus

MLB will follow the lead of the NBA and NHL

2020 Grape Fruit League Media Availability Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Earlier today, Jeff Passan of ESPN broke the news that MLB will close the clubhouses to media due to potential fear over coronavirus.

The NHL first started this trend a few days ago and now both the NBA and MLB announce they will be doing the same today.

MLB still expects the rest of Spring Training to be played and the start of the regular season to be on time. This could change depending on how much the virus spreads.

The option for games to not be played at some point during the season is certainly on the table and teams have also explored looking at different locations to play. The league could also choose to play with no live crowds, but has not made that move either. Players can give interviews in press-conference settings or outside the clubhouse.