March 19, 2020
Major League Baseball called off what was to have been its first two regular-season games in Mexico City, along with a three-game series in Puerto Rico because of the new coronavirus.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres were to have played on April 18 and 19 at Mexico City’s Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark that opened in March 2019.
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins had been scheduled to play a three-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan from April 28-30.
MLB has delayed opening day until mid-May at the earliest because of the virus outbreak.
If the games are rescheduled, they would be at the home teams’ ballparks in Phoenix and Miami.