Appalachian League baseball teams could lose their MLB affiliation


BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – A local leader posted on social media Monday that he is disappointed with Minor League Baseball is considering a proposal for some Appalachian League teams to lose their affiliation with the MLB after the 2020 season.

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MiLB is the organization that oversees Minor League Baseball.

Bristol, Virginia Mayor Neal Osborne Tweeted Monday after The New York Times published a list of 42 teams being considered that would have their affiliations with major league clubs severed.

Negotiations are still ongoing between the MiLB and MBL.

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