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MLB OK's Instructional League (with protocols)

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#1 Seth Stohs

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:21 AM

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MLB announced today that they will allow organizations to conduct instructional leagues, including games, assuming they meet a list of protocols including testing for COVID. 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to begin their camp, a team must submit health and safety protocols to the league and have them approved.

Among other stipulations, the plan must include the number of players who will be in camp, the number of players who will be at the facilities at any one time, a plan to test players for COVID-19 at least twice per week, a testing provider approved by the commissioner’s office, the dates the program will run, and details regarding housing and food services.

Players who qualify for the camp cannot be on a team’s 40-man roster (with exceptions to be granted by the league on a case-by-case basis). Moreover, unlike normal instructional league, minor league players who participate in the camps must be paid at a rate stipulated by their uniform player contract based on the level they most likely would have played during the regular minor league season.

 

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#2 rdehring

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:47 AM

That's great news, Seth. Was thinking about this topic this morning. Hopefully, they will have several camps including all of their minor league guys broken down into four or five groups depending on level of play. Would be great if they can work with the Sox and play three or four games a week to have some real level of comp for these kids.

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#3 IndianaTwin

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Posted 02 September 2020 - 11:55 AM

 

That's great news, Seth. Was thinking about this topic this morning. Hopefully, they will have several camps including all of their minor league guys broken down into four or five groups depending on level of play. Would be great if they can work with the Sox and play three or four games a week to have some real level of comp for these kids.

 

With protocols, I'll be a little surprised if the games are widespread. With 15 teams in Florida and 15 in Arizona, perhaps something like making three pods of five teams each that play games only within their pod several times per week. 

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