Major League Baseball has delayed the beginning of the Triple-A season for at least one month.

Clubs will operate alternate sites similar to those used during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

"This is a prudent step to complete the major league and minor league seasons as safely as possible, and we look forward to having fans back in ballparks across the country very soon," Morgan Sword, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, said in a statement.

While Triple-A was scheduled to begin April 6, games will be pushed back, sources said, to around the same time as Double-A and Class A are expected to start -- the first week of May.