Internet report suggests Bakersfield Blaze could be contracted from Cal League

Posted at 6:59 AM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 13:25:13-04

After the 2016 season, the Bakersfield Blaze could be no more.

Internet reports suggest Minor League Baseball could announce Monday afternoon the contraction of two teams from the California League - the Blaze and the High Desert Mavericks. 

Speculation began about the future of the team after the Seattle Mariners purchased a stake in the Modesto Nuts. The Mariners are currently the major league affiliate of the Blaze and will more than likely stick with the Nuts as their Single A affiliate in the Cal League, thus ending their relationship with the Blaze.

Minor League Baseball is expected to make an announcement sometime Monday afternoon.