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McAdam: Games without fans? Chris Sale has been there before

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In an effort to salvage at least part of the 2020 season, Major League Baseball has discussed holding the entire season in Arizona, using the 10 Cactus League spring training ballparks as well as Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field to play games with no fans present, several outlets reported.

The proposal -- which MLB clarified Tuesday morning was merely one under consideration and far from concrete -- would call for players to essentially be quarantined in hotels in Arizona and be apart from their families for as long as four and a half months.

"I think it's going to be tough,'' said Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale of the potential plan in a conference call with reporters. "I don't know if I could look at my kids through a screen for four or five months. Same thing goes for my wife, just not being able to be around them for a long time.