Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten believes that Major League Baseball will return more quickly if everybody does their part to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Everyone who watches this needs to know that the more we social distance now, the quicker we will play games," Kasten said Monday, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. "We can all pitch in together to get our games back sooner."
The 68-year-old added, "I think we all kind of see a light at the end of the tunnel, in terms of the virus and the risks. I don't know how long that will be, but people in the health community see a path to get there. As soon as it is safe, we will play."
The earliest the MLB season could start is mid-May due to CDC recommendations. As of Tuesday morning, the United States has recorded over 44,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 544 deaths caused by the disease.