MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Six former West Virginia baseball stars appear on the 60-man MLB Player pools announced over the weekend.
They are Alek Manoah (Toronto Blue Jays), Jedd Gyorko (Milwaukee Brewers), John Means (Baltimore Orioles), Michael Grove (Los Angeles Dodgers), David Carpenter (Cincinnati Reds) and Ryan McBroom (Kansas City Royals).
Due to Covid-19, the baseball season has been shortened to 60 games and there will not be minor league baseball this year.
MLB teams will have an active 30-man roster for the first two weeks of the season. After two weeks, the roster will be cut to 28 for the next two weeks. For the remainder of the regular season and post season, the roster will be trimmed to 26.
Players who do not make the roster will go on the available player pool taxi squad and will work out and be ready to join the team if needed. This will occur at a separate site from the MLB team.
Opening day will be July 23 for some teams and July 24 for others.