A potential overhaul of the Minor League Baseball system could have a major impact on dozens of communities throughout the United States.
Forty-two teams, including the Boston Red Sox’s Class A Short-Season affiliate Lowell Spinners, reportedly could lose their affiliation with Major League Baseball, per The New York Times. A report released by the Times in October indicated the league was considering an overhaul of the minor leagues, which would require major revisions to the system.
(You can check out a full list of potentially impacted teams here.)
MiLB president and chief executive Pat O’Conner, however, isn’t giving up without a fight.
“My job is to save baseball in all 42 of those communities,” O’Connor told The New York Times’ Dan Barry.
For now, the fate of the teams in question remains unclear.
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