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As players return to MLB, the survival of MiLB as we know it now remains unlikely

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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, July 2, 2020

MiLB: JUN 06 Columbus Clippers at Toledo Mud Hens Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As players in the majors report, there is concern at the bottom of MiLB for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

Indians News

Indians Inbox: 2020 season roster, rotation, rules | Cleveland Indians - People have questions...for Mandy Bell.

Indians comfortable with starting pitchers’ volume, readiness - Sports - Akron Beacon Journal - Akron, OH - In a rushed, shortened spring training 2.0, teams now have roughly three weeks to ensure their pitching staffs are in order. Expanded rosters — 30 to start the season, which lowers by two each two weeks until it settles at 26 — will help teams manage bullpens and not overwork starting pitchers.

Should the Cleveland Indians Be Renamed? - MLB.com writer and Cleveland native Anthony Castrovince joins us to discuss the nickname for his hometown ball club. Will the team ever drift away from the "Indians" moniker?

Scrappers’ GM talks about canceled season, future of the franchise in the Valley | WKBN.com - Scrappers’ General Manager Jordan Taylor talked to Sports Team 27 about the decision to cancel the season and the future of the franchise in the Valley.

Canceled 2020 season could mark a sad end for many minor league organizations - In a conference call with the media, Minor League Baseball president and CEO Pat O'Conner said 'north of half' of the 160 teams might have to sell or, without government assistance, could fold. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Class A affiliate of the Indians, are among a group of 42 clubs who could lose their big-league affiliation.

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