Major League Baseball executives expect spring training to be suspended after Thursday, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
Martino reports it's unclear what happens to players still, but an announcement is expected to be made Thursday afternoon to provide more clarity on the situation.
The Yankees are scheduled to play the Tigers Friday at 6:35 p.m.
With details about the coronavirus pandemic evolving every day, it is difficult to say if MLB's 2020 season will begin as scheduled on March 26, or if fans will be allowed to attend games, Martino reported on Wednesday.
Other pro sports leagues like the NBA, NHL and MLS have suspended their seasons. Also, many NCAA conference tournaments leading into March Madness have been cancelled on Thursday.
The Yankees reacted to the NBA's suspension Thursday morning at camp, with manager Aaron Boone and GM Brian Cashman both saying that the team is preparing like Opening Day is happening, but of course the situation is fluid.
"I really don't have anything other than I've been watching TV like you guys do," Boone said. "I don't have anything about any plans or non-plans or whatever, so just treating it as getting ready for a ballgame."
Gerrit Cole, the team's Opening Day starter, added that the situation is a "shock," while J.A. Happ said "to see a whole league be postponed for the time being, we just haven't seen it."