2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

(Source: MiLB) 2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled
(Source: MiLB){ }2020 Minor League Baseball season canceled

There will not be a 2020 Minor League Baseball season, according to a statement released Tuesday.

"Major League Baseball has informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, there will not be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020," the statement reads.

"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,” said Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O’Conner. “While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season and allows our teams to begin planning for an exciting 2021 season of affordable family entertainment."

Pensacola's Blue Wahoos issued a statement saying in part, "It's unfortunate and saddening that there will not be Blue Wahoos baseball at Blue Wahoos Stadium this season. However, the health and safety of our community is our number one priority, and we fully support the efforts by Major and Minor League Baseball to keep fans, players and staff safe in communities throughout America."

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule last Tuesday that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks amid the coronavirus pandemic.