Even though the 2020 minor-league season was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still going to be baseball played this summer at the Fredericksburg Nationals’ brand-new stadium.
The Nationals announced Monday that team will be hosting its alternative training camp in Fredericksburg, with the first practices scheduled for Tuesday. Washington resumed team practices on Friday at Nationals Park but called off Monday’s practice after the club didn’t receive the full coronavirus test results for its players and staff.
“The FredNats have built a wonderful new ballpark which will host our affiliate in the future,” Nationals Assistant General Manager for Player Development Mark Scialabba said in a statement. “It will serve as an outstanding facility to help our players continue their development and prepare them to potentially join our Major League Club.”
The roster of those reporting Fredericksburg will be composed of players in the Nationals’ organization who didn’t make their 60-man player pool. As the team whittles its active roster down to the 30 players allotted for Opening Day, the players cuts will join the rest of the organization in Fredericksburg while they wait for an opportunity to arise.
Opening Day is set for July 23-24, with MLB planning to announce the full schedule Monday at 6 p.m. ET.
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