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Mar 25, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; On deck mat with MLB logo and gear in the first inning during a spring training game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

It feels more like a formality than anything else at this point, but Major League Baseball officially announced a delay for Opening Day Monday afternoon.

Following a conference call with all 30 teams, the league released this statement via social media:

Speculation as to when the season could start has ranged from May to July. Teams have been told to shut down their spring training facilities in Florida and Arizona, meaning there would likely need to be a ramp up period for players before official games begin.

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