Triple-A season will be delayed, possibly leaving prospects like Jarred Kelenic in baseball purgatory

PEORIA, Ariz. — The long-term effects of Major League Baseball assuming governance over Minor League Baseball this past offseason are starting to add up. The latest example comes months after the culling of 40 minor-league franchises in a restructuring that was as much about saving money, if not more, than player health and development. On Tuesday, ESPN, citing multiple league sources, reported that Major League Baseball is going to announce a plan that will delay the start of the Triple-A season by one month. Originally, the two new restructured leagues at baseball’s highest minor league leve…

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