TORONTO — The displaced Blue Jays won’t start playing their home games in Buffalo, N.Y., until Aug. 11.
They will play their first scheduled homestand — Wednesday-Aug. 2 — on the road in Washington and Philadelphia.
Infrastructure modifications are needed at Sahlen Field, where the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons usually play, the Blue Jays said in a statement Sunday.
The Marlins will now be the first team to play the Blue Jays in Buffalo, in a two-game series, and they will be followed by the Rays for a three-game series.
The Blue Jays will play in the minor-league park in Buffalo this season because health officials in Canada were worried about frequent travel by players throughout the United States, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve.
— By ROB GILLIES
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