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2020 Minor League Baseball Season to be Delayed

March 16, 2020 - Carolina League (CarL) - Wilmington Blue Rocks News Release

Wilmington, DE - On March 12, 2020, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that the 2020 season for all member clubs, including the Wilmington Blue Rocks, would be delayed with the following statement:

Wilmington, DE - On March 12, 2020, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that the 2020 season for all member clubs, including the Wilmington Blue Rocks, would be delayed with the following statement:

"In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, and after consultation with medical professionals and our partners at Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball will delay the start of the 2020 Championship Season. We will continue to monitor the developments and will announce additional information about the 2020 season at a later date. We will work with Major League Baseball and our community partners to resume play as soon as it is safe to do so. The health and safety of Minor League Baseball fans, players and executives is our top priority, and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak."

Further, MiLB President & CEO Pat O'Conner, released the following letter to clubs and fans on March 13, 2020:

Dear Minor League Baseball Fans,

As you may be aware, with the closure of Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida in response to the coronavirus outbreak across the country, the Minor League Baseball season will not start on April 9 as planned.With the health and well-being of the players, umpires, team employees and our fans in mind, we will continue to monitor the developments and follow guidelines set forth by public health agencies and our partners at Major League Baseball.

Once the public health experts and agencies have decided it is safe to begin the 2020 season, and the players are physically ready to begin the season, we will do so. But, for now, I ask all fans to follow the protocols set forth by public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and your local government authorities.

Please visit MiLB.com to stay connected with your local team. Questions about exchanging tickets, refunds and other general questions should be directed to your local team.

Your health and safety are the top priority right now and our thoughts are with those around the world who have been affected by this outbreak.

Sincerely,

Pat O'Conner

President & CEO

Minor League Baseball

The Blue Rocks have no further information beyond what MiLB has released at this time. We will provide our fans will further updates and information on the 2020 season as we get them. Fans are urged to continue following guidelines set forth by the CDC, WHO and your local authorities.


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