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The American Association announced Tuesday morning that it has postponed the start of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. The American Association is aiming for a potential start date in early July, which would include an 80-game regular season, but is dependent on the ability to hold games in home markets while abiding by federal, state, provincial governments laws and municipal health orders and guidelines. 

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball has postponed the start of the 2020 regular season, which was scheduled for May 19.

The American Association will aim for a potential start date of the season in early July. The league intends a season that would include 80 regular-season games and extend to late September.

The early July timeline, along with the length of the season, is tentative and dependent on the ability to hold games in home markets while abiding by federal, state, provincial governments laws and municipal health orders and guidelines. 

"The American Association looks forward to the day when we can safely re-open our stadiums to our fans and provide entertainment and social interaction," American Association Commissioner Joshua Schaub said. "However, we will not jeopardize the safety of our fans, staff, players, umpires or vendors, and will abide by all national and local restrictions when determining if we can open in early July."

The Cleburne Railroaders are set to open their fourth season when and if the American Association season can be played. Cleburne is coming off a solid 57-win season in 2019.

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