MLB won’t provide players to affiliates, cancelling minor-league season

  • MLB won’t provide players to affiliates, cancelling minor-league season

MLB won’t provide players to affiliates, cancelling minor-league season

The first dominoes in an uncertain baseball landscape fell on Monday afternoon as three players, including two from the defending World Champion Washington Nationals, opted out of the 2020 season due to health and safety concerns about COVID-19.

Currently, Major League Baseball is trying to work out specifics for a 60 game truncated season that will begin towards the end of July.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced Tuesday there won't be a 2020 season.

MiLB's announcement came as a result of MLB's decision not to provide players to its minor-league affiliates. "While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable entertainment". The team moved to State College in 2006 and has been there ever since. The Barons, a long-time Chicago White Sox feeder club, have operated continuously in Birmingham or Hoover since 1981.

Although the season is canceled, the Spikes still plan on hosting community events this summer. During this time, we have appreciated everyone's patience, desire and enthusiasm regarding a Barons 2020 season. "Additionally, we have already begun planning for our 2021 season and can not wait to invite our wonderful fans back to the ballpark for some baseball". "We miss the smiles, shared experiences and all-inclusive sense of community the Spikes and Minor League Baseball stand for". Together, we will get through these unprecedented times and make the Biscuits 2021 season an unforgettable celebration.