ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Red Wings say its season has been delayed by at least a month after a decision from Major League Baseball.
The baseball team was due to begin its season April 6, but it now has a tentative starting date of May 4.
The Red Wings' home opener would be on May 18 under the new schedule.
Red Wings players would have to report to an alternate site in April that is close to its new major league affiliate, the Washington Nationals.
Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason says right now Frontier Field can only be at 10% capacity, and attendees have to take a COVID test, which he says could be an issue.
"We are hopeful for our fans' sake, as well as ours, that the capacity restrictions loosen up, as well as the testing," Mason said. "The testing piece could be problematic for fans. It's not quite the same as going to a Bills playoff game."
ESPN is reporting the Triple-A season was delayed because it would allow for players to be vaccinated before they head to their minor league teams.
The 2021 MLB season is still on track to begin April 1.