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Financial pressures and looming MiLB contraction have led to dramatic reductions to the Marlins farm system. Fish Stripes will be updating the list of released players below.
While most MLB organizations made minor league cuts at the end of May, the Marlins earned goodwill across the industry by keeping their farm system intact and extending weekly stipends through the end of August. However, they did not take the extra step and guarantee employment for all players in 2020 (as the Royals and Twins have).
#Marlins today released 30-plus minor leaguers, a mixture of U.S. and Dominican players, sources tell The Athletic. Team did not release any minor leaguers in spring and plans on signing additional undrafted players.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 17, 2020
No way to sugarcoat this: it’s disappointing.
As specific names are identified, Fish Stripes will bring you all of their stories and offer support to them entering the next chapter of their careers.