Baseball’s minor leagues cancel 2020 seasons

Three MLB players have announced they will sit out 2020. Will more follow?

Minor League Baseball season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

"Today marked an unseen period in Minor League Baseball history - there will not be a season played in 2020", said Allan Benavides, General Manager of the Eugene Emeralds.

The Canadians, who play in the single-A, short-season Northwest League, are a farm team of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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

According to the team, members of the Brewers' "Taxi Squad" will practice at the home of the Timber Rattlers during the Major League season in case they're needed by the Brewers during the shortened MLB regular season.

"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 Trash Pandas, a Los Angeles Angels affiliate, were set to play their first season in Madison after moving from Mobile, where they competed as the BayBears from 1997-2019. "We will continue to look at ways to host events of some scale for the local community over the summer, with the proper health and safety precautions put into effect". The team moved to State College in 2006 and has been there ever since. During this time, we have appreciated everyone's patience, desire and enthusiasm regarding a Barons 2020 season.

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

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