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New York-Penn League will delay the beginning of its season

From staff reports

The New York-Penn League announced Friday that the 2020 regular season has been delayed, as Major League Baseball works toward an agreement to play this seasons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statement said:

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the 2020 New York-Penn League™ season is being delayed indefinitely. The League and its clubs will continue to monitor the situation and work with our Major League Baseball™ affiliates, while following the recommendations of public health officials and adhering to local reopening guidelines. As always, the health and safety of the New York-Penn League™ fans, players and staff members are our top priorities. Additionally, the New York-Penn League™ All-Star Game has been canceled.”

The State College Spikes were supposed to open their 15th season of baseball on Thursday, June 18, against the WIlliamsport Crosscutters.

With MLB owners and players still discussing an agreement to play, minor league teams are forced to delay, or even cancel, their seasons before they start.

The MLB owners made a new proposal to players on Friday.

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