No Canada: Blue Jays Barred From Playing Games in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — The Blue Jays won’t play their home games in Toronto this year because Canada’s government doesn’t think it’s safe for players to travel back and forth from the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. Canada has flattened the curve of virus infections, while the U.S. is one of the world's hardest-hit countries. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Saturday the federal government had denied the Blue Jays’ request to play at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays' spring training facility is in Florida, which is a virus hotspot. The team has been examining the possibility of playing in Buffalo, New York.