M-Braves 2020 season is cancelled

The Mississippi Braves will not be having a 2020 season.

Earlier today, Minor League Baseball announced that the entire 2020 season will be cancelled due to concerns from the novel coronavirus.

“I want to thank all of the great M-Braves fans for their tremendous patience and understanding during this unprecedented period in our nation’s history,” M-Braves vice president and general manager Pete Laven said. “When the pandemic began in March, all we could think about was how great it was going to be when we could welcome everyone back to Trustmark Park. While we are disappointed the reunion will not be in 2020, our philosophy hasn’t changed. Our staff eagerly awaits M-Braves baseball coming back in 2021 as a fun, safe place for the community to celebrate together again.”

Although the M-Braves won’t be able to enjoy a 2020 season at Trustmark Park, their parent team, the Atlanta Braves, are still scheduled to open the season on either July 23 or July 24, contingent on further announcements from the MLB.

Atlanta’s 2020 roster currently consists of 13 players who spent time in Mississippi during the 2019 season.