Unforeseen circumstances have forced the Boston Red Sox to alter their Washington, D.C. travel plans.
The Red Sox are postponing their visit to Donald Trump in the White House due to the ongoing government shutdown, The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reported Friday, citing two major league sources.
The team's trip to celebrate its 2018 World Series title originally was scheduled for Feb. 15, right before spring training. The visit now is expected to happen in early May, sometime before, during or after Boston's three-game series with the Orioles in Baltimore from May 6 to May 8.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner both said last weekend they'd prefer not to visit the White House during the shutdown while government employees aren't getting paid. The ongoing shutdown, which is in its fifth week, also creates logistical issues for travel plans.
Manager Alex Cora still is undecided on whether he'll attend the White House ceremony, while several players have said they're either not going or are undecided.
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