The Las Vegas Aviators confirmed the start of their 2021 season will be delayed by at least a month.
In a statement, the Aviators said Major League Baseball has postponed the start of the Triple-A baseball season, with MLB citing health and safety reasons.
Instead of using their farm teams, big-league clubs will instead use alternate training sites for the first month of the season to reduce travel and ease COVID-19 protocol oversight.
Las Vegas is now scheduled to open the year at home against the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday, May 6.
More details on ticket policy and a revised season schedule will be released in the coming days, the team said.
The Aviators were originally scheduled to return to play on April 8 with a road series against Round Rock, Texas.
The team is due to start its second season at Las Vegas Ballpark in Summerlin this year as the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.
The 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequently shortened MLB season.