JJ Cooper of Baseball America tweeted a letter that was sent from 105 U.S. Representatives to Major League Baseball regarding MLB’s plan to change the minor league system which includes eliminating around 25% of the teams. The letter essentially threatened MLB with legislative changes if they follow through with the plan.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the Houston Astros could face unprecedented discipline if they are found guilty of cheating by using cameras to steal signs. The Astros were accused of using cameras in the outfield to steal signs and relay pitches to batters in 2017 when they won the World Series.
Jimmy Midranda was selected by Nashville in the MLS expansion draft.
Sporting traded K Adrian Zendejas to Nashville for $125,000 in targeted allocation money, $50,000 in 2020 general allocation money and an international roster spot in 2020.