It looks like the Dodgers and the rest of the league will have to continue to wait and see what happens with the Boston Red Sox. Teams have been waiting to find out the implications of alleged cheating after the Astros were torn apart by the league earlier this year.
The league had let teams know that the investigation would be completed in February, and a verdict was soon to come. That got pushed to the early weeks of March as there was reportedly more to look at, and now there is another delay. The Coronavirus, which has swept across media channels this month, is the reason for the holdup.
Coronavirus response is taking precedent for now. So Red Sox result may be delayed a bit more.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 9, 2020
The Dodgers will be interested to find out what happens with Boston since they have former players on their team. Mookie Betts and David Price were on the team when Alex Cora was manager, and that is supposedly the part being investigated. Cora was part of the Astros’ coaching team during their 2017 World Series run, which was tainted by the infamous sign-stealing scandal. The Red Sox have since let Cora go in the wake of the Astros’ punishments handed down by the league.
The league has been very careful in handling the coronavirus outbreak. Teams have been briefed on hygiene and the best ways to avoid sickness, including the Dodgers last week. Teams have also started limiting access to locker rooms, allowing in only non-essential personnel. That means media will be barred from locker rooms for the moment.
The Astros investigation took 62 days, but Tuesday is day 64 of the investigation into the Red Sox.