By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Minor League Baseball had its entire 2020 canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has been speculated for some time before it became official on Tuesday.
Major League Baseball is going to have a 60-game season. With no MiLB season, these players have lost their source of income.
Some MLB players have stepped up to the bat and have helped pay the MiLB players salaries. That’s just a small amount of players, though.
Not all the players salaries have been covered. And likely won’t be covered for this season.
Some teams have said they’ll agree to pay their players $400 per week through July.
“The Greenville Drive are devastated by today’s unprecedented announcement,” Drive Owner/President Craig Brown said. “Our staff has been hard at work for many months preparing for the Drive’s 15th Anniversary Season in Downtown Greenville at Fluor Field. I’m very disappointed for our fans and the entire Community as the summer will not be the same in Downtown Greenville without Drive baseball to enjoy.
“And I’m also disappointed that the dedication and hard work put in by our staff will now have to wait until 2021 to see its full impact.”
When MiLB returns in 2021, there could be a lot of changes, as Major League Baseball would like to eliminate at least 40 teams. This could be lower level teams being eliminated, as well as modifications to other teams throughout the country.
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