California on Wednesday recommended a statewide limit on large gatherings through at least the remainder of March, according to a memo from the state’s department of public health, bringing into question the home openers of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres as Major League Baseball grapples with how to handle the spread of the coronavirus.

The California Department of Public Health said that “large gatherings that include 250 people or more should be postponed or canceled,” including “professional, college and school sporting events.”

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Similar edicts already forced the cancellation of an exhibition game between the San Francisco Giants and A’s and the potential move of the Seattle Mariners’ opening series, probably to the Phoenix area.

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