EXCLUSIVE: MiLB set to announce April games will not be played

On Monday, it is expected that Minor League Baseball will make a formal announcement that all games scheduled in April will not be played.

This comes as most states have stay at home or shelter in place orders in place issued by Governors and with the federal guidance of slowing the spread of COVID-19 through April 30, 2020.

It also happens as the White House Coronavirus Task Force has spoken publicly about the peak mortality rate in the United States happening over the next few weeks.

Most if not all minor league teams fall into a non-essential business category based on federal guidelines requiring teams to temporarily close their forward facing retail and front offices.

Prior to the pandemic full season teams were set to begin play this week.

On Saturday President Trump had a conference call with most of the professional sports commissioners or representatives and discussed guidance for restarting seasons at a yet to be determined date in the future.

The major professional sports leagues remain in a holding pattern as to when they will resume their current seasons.

In the meantime, the boys of summer will have to wait until at least May to start the season.

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