Red Sox issue statement on spring training

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Well, at least the Red Sox will now have a few more weeks to figure out the Chris Sale situation, as well as the rest of the other roster issues.

On Thursday March 12, Major League Baseball joined with the other major sports leagues, colleges and many high school and youth sports organizations in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Red Sox issued the following statement and information for Red Sox ticket holders:
"The health and safety of our fans, players, and employees is of paramount importance. We thank them for their patience and support during this unprecedented time. We support Major League Baseball's decision to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season.

Effective immediately, all Fenway Park and JetBlue Park tours and events are suspended until further notice. We hope our fans and everyone across the country remain safe as we all work together through this challenging time."

As for Red Sox ticket buyers, Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will be issued a credit on their account for all un-played games. The credit will be valid for the 2021 season at JetBlue Park. All Spring Training individual game ticket buyers who purchased tickets directly from the Red Sox will be issued a refund to the account holder of record.

There are a variety of contingency plans being discussed with regard to the 2020 regular season schedule (Opening Day has been pushed back at least two weeks).

The Red Sox will hold a team meeting today and are expected to have non-mandatory workouts at the Fort Myers training facility for the foreseeable future.

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