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MLB invites 119 teams to join minor leagues in 2021

From Baseball america, here's the list...Norfolk, Richmond, Lynchburg, Salem and Fredericksburg all in.
Multiple sources tell Baseball America that Major League Baseball has sent invitations to 119 of the 120 teams it is inviting to be part of its MLB-developed minor league system.


Four factors dominate MLB's list of 119 invited teams. We explain why.
A complete guide to MLB, MiLB negotiations over the last two years
Baseball America has been able to confirm the 119 invitations. They are:

Arizona Diamondbacks Reno Amarillo Hillsboro Visalia
Atlanta Braves Gwinnett Mississippi Rome Augusta
Baltimore Orioles Norfolk Bowie Aberdeen Delmarva
Boston Red Sox Worcester Portland Greenville Salem
Chicago White Sox Charlotte Birmingham Winston-Salem Kannapolis
Chicago Cubs Iowa Tennessee South Bend Myrtle Beach
Cincinnati Reds Louisville Chattanooga Dayton Daytona
Cleveland Indians Columbus Akron Lake County Lynchburg
Colorado Rockies Albuquerque Hartford Spokane To Be Determined
Detroit Tigers Toledo Erie West Michigan Lakeland
Houston Astros Sugar Land Corpus Christi Asheville Fayetteville
Kansas City Royals Omaha Northwest Arkansas Quad Cities Columbia
Los Angeles Angels Salt Lake Rocket City Tri-City (Wash.) Inland Empire
Los Angeles Dodgers Oklahoma City Tulsa Great Lakes Rancho Cucamonga
Miami Marlins Jacksonville Pensacola Beloit Jupiter
Milwaukee Brewers Nashville Biloxi Wisconsin Carolina
Minnesota Twins St. Paul Wichita Cedar Rapids Fort Myers
New York Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Somerset Hudson Valley Tampa
New York Mets Syracuse Binghamton Brooklyn St. Lucie
Oakland Athletics Las Vegas Midland Lansing Stockton
Philadelphia Phillies Lehigh Valley Reading Jersey Shore Clearwater
Pittsburgh Pirates Indianapolis Altoona Greensboro Bradenton
San Diego Padres El Paso San Antonio Fort Wayne Lake Elsinore
San Francisco Giants Sacramento Richmond Eugene San Jose
Seattle Mariners Tacoma Arkansas Everett Modesto
St. Louis Cardinals Memphis Springfield Peoria Palm Beach
Tampa Bay Rays Durham Montgomery Bowling Green Charleston, S.C.
Texas Rangers Round Rock Frisco Hickory Down East
Toronto Blue Jays Buffalo New Hampshire Vancouver Dunedin
Washington Nationals Rochester Harrisburg Wilmington Fredericksburg
There are 11 full season affiliated teams that did not receive invites.

Double-A: Jackson Generals (Southern), Trenton Thunder (Eastern)

High Class A: Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State), Florida Fire Frogs (Florida State), Frederick Keys (Carolina)

Low Class A: Burlington Bees (Midwest), Clinton LumberKings (Midwest), Hagerstown Suns (South Atlantic), Lexington Legends (South Atlantic), Kane County Cougars (Midwest), West Virginia Power (South Atlantic)

In addition the impasse over the fate of the Rockies affiliate in the California League appears to be unresolved. Major League Baseball has told Fresno that it will not be offered a Triple-A affiliation but that it is open to offering a low Class A California League club (which would be the Rockies affiliate). That issue remains unresolved, which means MLB sent out 119 invitations today, not 120. Lancaster and Fresno have not received invitations.

Bowling Green Brianwesterholtfourseam
Four Factors Dominate List Of 119 Minor League Teams
So why did one minor league team make it onto Major League Baseball’s list of 119 invited teams while another nearby team did not?

Frederick Keys Brianwesterholtfourseam
Frederick Becomes Sixth Team To Join MLB Draft League
Baseball America has learned from multiple sources that Frederick will be the sixth member of the newly formed MLB Draft League.

Posted: 12/09/2020 at 1:20PM


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MLB invites 119 teams to join minor leagues in 2021 -- Wahoowah 12/09/2020 1:20PM
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