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MLB Faces Tough Legal Road to Restructure Minor League Baseball

Major League Baseball’s controversial plan to re-organize Minor League Baseball faces headwinds in Congress and could potentially spark legal challenges.

On Tuesday, U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts and U.S. Congressman David McKinley of West Virginia sent a letter to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to express their “firm opposition” to MLB’s “radical proposal to eliminate numerous Minor League Baseball clubs.” The letter, which is co-signed by more than 100 members of the House of Representatives, reflects a bipartisan message. Trahan, a Democrat, and McKinley, a Republican, are joined by Congressional members from both parties.