Major League Baseball has had preliminary discussions about holding its postseason in a bubble-type format, according to sources.

The discussions started after outbreaks of the coronavirus on the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins.

It would be difficult for baseball to replicate the NBA's Orlando bubble but the idea of something similar has gained traction.

Because of baseball's expansion to 16 playoff teams, the league would need at least three hubs to complete its wild-card round before shrinking to a two-hub format for the division series.