Baseball fans brace yourself, as there will be no Minor League Baseball (MiLB) season in 2020. The announcement was made on Tuesday via the MiLB Twitter account. In the MiLB's statement, they informed the public that the season has been canceled after Major League Baseball (MLB) informed them that they will not be providing them with players.
The news, however disappointing shouldn’t come as a shock seeing as COVID-19 cases across the nation are beginning to spike. The increase in cases is leading many to believe that the second wave of a large number of COVID-19 cases that health experts warned about, has begun.
The cancellation of the MiLB season also comes after MLB reported that 40 players and staff from multiple teams tested positive for COVID-19 at the end of June. The new COVID-19 cases amongst MLB players and staff delayed the leagues’ vote on its proposal for the return of their 60-game 2020 season.
However, the MLB season is believed to still continue.