MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Mexican Baseball League (LMB) announced that the 2019 season will be played only with 12 clubs.
The Pericos de Puebla teams, Bravos de León, Algodonteros from Union Laguna a Rieleros de Aguascalientes have asked for permission to rest for a year, so these franchises will continue with their rights as members of & # 39; Even if they do not play in the circuit in 2019.
Therefore, multi-purpose equipment owners – Gerardo Benavides, Pericos a Acereros de Monclova; and the brothers Arellano Hernández, Algodoneros y Lones de Yucatán-, will administer only one club.
The president's assembly also decided that the 2019 campaign will start the first week of April and will expire around the last week of September.
This reverses the decision that the campaign would end in mid-November.
It was also approved that the number of foreigners will be reduced from seven to six per team.
The governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles, announced that tomorrow the remodeling of Francisco Villa football stadium will begin and that the talks are developing well with Gerardo Benavides, the owner of Pericos de Puebla, so that this franchise becomes a professional team in Morelia, and for the first time the Michoacan capital city would have a professional baseball at the Mexican League.