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MLB commissioner meets with Bernie Sanders over minor league proposal

Posted: 8:18 PM, Dec 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-02 20:18:39-05

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has met with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss MLB’s proposal to that would drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after the 2020 season.

MLB is negotiating a new agreement with the minors’ governing body. Its initial proposal primarily would impact lower-level teams in short-season leagues.

Sanders sent Manfred a critical letter on Nov. 25. The Vermont senator called the plan “an absolute disaster.”