LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas Aviators had a hugely successful inaugural season at the new Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin, but if reports are true, the second season will not happen as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A number of different plans have floated about for the 2020 Major League Baseball season to take place, and one report says that the 2020 Minor League season will not happen at all. Instead, Big League teams would use expanded rosters.
Bleacher Report says that word went out Wednesday to minor league players that there would be no season in 2020 but that the major league teams would play with expanded (likely 40 man) rosters. The story also says that there would be a developmental league with training and they would potentially play games out of spring training facilities.
Minor League Baseball quickly released a statement refuting the story:
“The report circulating tonight that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled is
false. Minor League Baseball has confirmed with Major League Baseball that no such statement was
made. No decision has been made as to when it will be safe to begin the 2020 season.”