Minor League Baseball season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Ruben Hill
July 1, 2020

The Vancouver Canadians announced Tuesday that the 2020 Northwest League season has been cancelled due to challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"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", MiLB president and CEO Pat O'Connor said in a statement.

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.

The Biscuits, a Tampa Bay Rays farm team, moved to Montgomery from Orlando in 2004. During this time, we have appreciated everyone's patience, desire and enthusiasm regarding a Barons 2020 season. Major League Baseball is allowing players with preexisting medical conditions or compromised immune systems - i.e., "high risk"- to opt out of the. "Additionally, we have already begun planning for our 2021 season and can not wait to invite our wonderful fans back to the ballpark for some baseball". "While we are heartbroken that we will not be able to provide our community the tremendous baseball experience in 2020 that they have come to expect here at PK Park, for the safety of our fans, players and staff, we fully support this decision. Until we meet again, stay safe, friends".

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