TORONTO (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays won't start playing in Buffalo until Aug. 11. The Blue Jays will play their first scheduled homestand — July 29 to Aug. 2 — on the road in Washington and Philadelphia.

Baseball began a 60-game season last week shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team said in a statement there needs to be infrastructure modifications at Sahlen Field, where the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons usually play.

The Blue Jays will play in a minor league park in Buffalo this season because health officials in Canada were worried about frequent travel by players throughout the U.S.

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