Minor League Baseball could announce fate of season Tuesday after meeting

01 Juillet, 2020, 04:34 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Baseball's minor leagues have canceled their seasons after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

There will be no Minor League Baseball in the summer of 2020.

The decision came after Major League Baseball opted to suspend an agreement to supply players to its 261 Minor League Baseball affiliate teams.

In Augusta, the GreenJackets sent out a news release via Twitter to discuss the end of the season.

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"These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we've had a summer without Minor League Baseball played, said MiLB President & CEO Pat O'Conner in the statement".

"While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes any uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 seasons of affordable family entertainment".

The team says any planned giveaways and promotions scheduled for the 2020 season will be moved to the 2021 season.

However, with the business end of each minor league affiliate nearly exclusively attached to gate revenue, playing in stadiums without fans was not beneficial.

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