BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/WLNS) — There will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020.
The announcement by the MiLB (Minor League Baseball) was made Tuesday after Major League Baseball informed them that they would not be providing affiliated players this year. MiLB decided to cancel the season as a result.
Lansing Lugnuts Owner Tom Dickson today issued the following statement regarding the news that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season will not be played. “We are disappointed that there will not be a 2020 Lugnuts season, but there were a lot of challenges and we understand why this decision was made. We’ve had a long partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays and look forward to continuing that affiliation with an exciting 2021 season.”
“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 and CEO Pat O’Conner. “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 family entertainment.”