MLB says it will not provide players for minor league teams for 2020.
Frederick, Md (KM) Some disappointing news for Frederick Keys fans; the team has announced there will be no minor league baseball this year. . Major League Baseball informed its 160 minor league affiliates they will not be providing players for 2020. .
The Keys, an AA affiliate fo the Baltimore Orioles, were scheduled to begin the season on April 9th against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, but that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like all minor league teams, the Keys say they awaited word from Major League Baseball about the status of the season. On June 23rd,. 2020,. MLB announced its season would begin on July 22nd without fans in attendance for the entirety of the season.
“We know this community shares our vast disappointment in learning that we will not be playing baseball this season,” says Dave Ziedelis, the Keys General Manager, in a statement.. “We want to thank fans, corporate partners, Suit Holders, Season Ticket Holders, and employees for their incredible patience and support during this difficult time. We now turn our focus to 2020 and the hopes of playing a full season next year.”
By Kevin McManus