As Major League Baseball works towards a resolution to have an 82-game season this year, Minor League Baseball is preparing for its fate during the COVID-19 pandemic. When MLB announces a plan for the 2020 season, the hammer will drop down on MiLB.
According to Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper, operators from across MILB expect that the minor league season will officially be canceled not long after plans for the MLB season are finalized.
MiLB followed in MLB’s footsteps in March by suspending the start of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many hoped it would only be a short-term delay for a potential season, reality started to sink in a month later.