The city of Auburn could be losing professional baseball – if an agreement between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball is adopted as reported by the New York Times and Baseball America.
An existing agreement expires at the end of 2020. However, the goal of the newly drafted agreement calls for a reduction of teams. Overall, the number of minor league teams would come down from 160 to 120.
The 40 teams removed would come from rookie and short-season baseball, according to the reports. The Auburn Doubledays, which are carried exclusively on FL1 Radio during the summer months – play in short-season Single-A as part of the New York-Penn League.
Baseball America further reported that Major League Baseball would work with cities that lose teams to ensure that they have ‘baseball teams of some sort’, but did not add any additional detail.
The Auburn Citizen reached out to Adam Winslow, general manager of the Doubledays for comment, but he was not available.
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