MLB: Texas could now be included in restart plan

Nathan Solomon
Dec 10, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media before announcing the All-MLB team during the MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sport

Multiple sources say that the MLB has now considered Texas as a potential site to play games during the 2020 season.

If games were to be played in Texas, they would be played in the new Globe Life Field and surrounding minor league parks in the Arlington, Texas area. Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros, could also host games in Houston.

Now, this is just a proposal, and nothing is set in stone at all. Nothing was said about how they would divide out the teams into the three locations of Texas, Florida, and Arizona. Theoretically, it would just be easier to play in Arizona and Florida at the spring training sites.

The Texas Governor, Gregg Abbott, has been trying to get sports to return to his state and he would likely be all in on this proposal.

But the question is, will the players be all in? They have shown displeasure on the idea of spending months isolated away from their families, especially those expecting children this summer.

The league keeps coming up with ideas, and that’s great. But, nothing can be put into place until health officials gain a better direction of the situation.