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Report: MLB Likely to Start 2020 Season Without Fans Because of COVID-19

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Should MLB finally begin its 2020 season, the games will likely be played without any fans in attendance, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

Sherman spoke to a team executive who said closing stadiums to the public will allow for an earlier start: "By a matter of weeks, we will be able to play games without crowds [before we can play games] with them."

Another official speculated playing without fans will be the "only way we play" until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.