Baseball is back and in full swing for all 30 ball clubs around the league. The Dodgers have gotten off to a nice start in the Cactus League as they are now 2-0 in exhibition games and are fully flexing the amount of depth they have in the organization. we’ve already seen appearances from guys like DJ Peters, Zack McKinstry, Jacob Amaya, etc. While every player in camp is getting the chance to improve their stock and even fight for a roster spot on with the big league club, those who don’t make it won’t be playing any meaningful games for a while.
Just as a sense of normalcy was surrounding the game, reality has found its way back. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the AAA season will which was originally set to begin on April 6 will b delayed for at least a month. The cause for the delay is said to be to give time for minor league players to receive the vaccine before the start of their season.
Alternate sites are coming back — and the AAA season, which was scheduled to begin April 6, will be delayed for at least a month, sources tell ESPN.
News at ESPN on the reason for delay, the wait for vaccines and how this alt site will differ from 2020's: https://t.co/zRRT6mn7Nz
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 2, 2021
In the meantime, alternate sites will be brought back to house players who are close to being called up. The hope is that the Triple-A season could start around the same time as Double-A, high-A, and low-A, which would mean sometime in early May. For those wondering about the Major Leagues, Dodger baseball is safe and still expected to begin on April 1. No this is not a joke, at least I hope so.
Hopefully all goes according to plan and all levels of the minor leagues can be up and running to continue to develop players to fuel the Dodgers in the upcoming years.