Minor League Baseball Cancels 2020 Season

Black Bears won't take the field this year
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Minor League Baseball has announced that it has cancelled the 2020 season.

Major League Baseball teams will not provide its minor league organizations with players this year due to rosters limited to 60-man player pools. The news means the West Virginia Black Bears, the Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, won’t take the field for their sixth New York-Penn League season in Granville.

The league says it does plan to return next year in 2021. MLB training camps begin tomorrow with the regular season expected to start on either July 23 or July 24.

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