The Phillies could end up playing a few games this season in … Buffalo?
The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to stay in Toronto for spring training and for home games this season but it may be impossible. The U.S.-Canada border has been shut down to non-essential travelers through at least July 21, and the season is set to begin July 23 or July 24.
If the Blue Jays are unable to play in Toronto, they would use either their spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla. or their Triple A complex in Buffalo, NY. Just last week, camps in Florida closed after an outbreak at the Phillies’ spring training facility in Clearwater, which is only six miles from Dunedin.
If Canadian gov’t does not grant approval, plan for spring training is to go to Dunedin, Fl. Alternate training site is Buffalo. But Jays are pushing hard for Toronto. https://t.co/qREeIV40fW
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 24, 2020
The Phillies will face the Blue Jays in four games this season. Their 60-game schedule will includes 10 games each against the Braves, Nationals, Mets and Marlins, with four games apiece against the Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles.
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