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When is Opening Day 2020? Date, schedule, start times for all 30 MLB teams

Sporting News — (Joe Rivera)

Happy (almost) Opening Day! Maybe.

Unfortunately for baseball fans, they'll have to wait a little bit longer, as the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe has postponed the new season by a few months, it appears.

The wait for the 2020 season will have been worth it, though, after one of the most eventful offseasons in recent memory. Big free agent signings, big drama, big firings in relation to the Astros sign-stealing scandal and a lot more.

So, needless to say, the 2020 season could be, in a word, large, even with a potentially diminished schedule. We saw a classic 2019 World Series, with Anthony Rendon and the Nats upending the Astros in seven games. Now, the Nationals are going to have to defend their championship without Rendon, who signed with the Angels this offseason.

MORE: 20 things to keep an eye on for the 2020 MLB season

And, of course, there's the whole sign-stealing thing that happened with the Astros. How will Houston, now under the watchful eye of Dusty Baker, rebound in 2020? Will their talented core step up and put aside the cheating scandal, or will more questions be asked than answered?

Here's everything you need to know about Opening Day 2020: 

When is MLB Opening Day 2020?

On Thursday, March 12, MLB announced that Opening Day 2020 would be pushed back "at least two weeks" as the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, it looks like it's going to be a lot longer than that.

Rumors suggest that the beginning of the season could start around late June or July, around what would have been the All-Star Break. MLB is currently constructing a plan that might allow for teams to play the season in vacant ballparks in Arizona, with a potential start date in May or June.

MLB Opening Day was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26, with a couple of games' first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET. The league office has not yet announced a plan for a new date.

All 30 teams will be in action, marking the second time in three years that's happened. In 2019, the Mariners and A's played a series in Japan prior to Opening Day.

MLB Opening Day Schedule

The original slate for Opening Day was as follows:

GameFirst pitch (ET)
Nationals vs. Mets1:10 p.m.
Tigers vs. Indians1:10 p.m.
Royals vs. White Sox2:10 p.m.
Cubs vs. Brewers2:10 p.m.
Yankees vs. Orioles3:05 p.m.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays3:37 p.m.
Twins vs. Athletics4:07 p.m.
Rockies vs. Padres4:10 p.m.
Giants vs. Dodgers4:10 p.m.
Rangers vs. Mariners4:10 p.m.
Cardinals vs. Reds4:10 p.m.
Phillies vs. Marlins4:10 p.m.
Pirates vs. Rays4:10 p.m.
Angels vs. Astros7:10 p.m.
Braves vs. D-backs10:10 p.m.

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