They are playing catch in the backyard with their wives, like New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole.
They are building makeshift gyms, like Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed.
There is so much free time, but no place to go, no place to even work out.
Major League Baseball clubs are in uncharted waters during this coronavirus pandemic, trying to make sure their players stay in shape with no scheduled opening day, or whether there will even be a season.
The players and MLB are desperate to have even the semblance of a season, no matter if they’re playing in front of empty stadiums, playing World Series games until Thanksgiving weekend.
“I’d be up for anything at this point just to be able to play,’’ Ahmed said Tuesday on a Zoom conference call. “If they said, 'Hey, you can start games May 15th or June 1st, but you have to wear masks' -- if that’s the only thing holding us back -- then I’m sure guys would do it.’’