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No Minor League Baseball in 2020, per report

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MLB baseball and developmental leagues could be ready by June

MLB Considers Arizona Minor League Stadiums For Possible 2020 Season Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The news coming out of professional baseball amid the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be rather depressing. It would seem that the 2020 minor league season will be canceled. The word is that MLB will have expanded rosters and developmental leagues playing out of teams’ spring training facilities.

With each team having 275 players or more under contract throughout their major and minor league teams, there are still more questions left to answer for players that will not be a part of Major League rosters even if placed on expanded rosters. Nonetheless it looks as if this is the direction the league is going.

In the article attached to the Tweet above, Joe Doyle goes on to write that his agent sources expect players to report in the next few weeks. The expectation is that baseball will start sometime in June. Players will be asked to return to their organization’s spring training facilities. It has yet to be determined which players will be involved in the developmental leagues, or how things will be constructed.

So it looks like the idea is for baseball to be back soon. Of course the coronavirus might have more to say about things before we get there, but it is good to see a hopeful plan moving forward.

UPDATE:

Minor League Baseball has denied this report:

But that doesn't necessarily make Minor League Baseball any more likely to happen this year: