Updated: March 03, 2021 07:54 AM
Created: March 02, 2021 07:05 PM
The St. Paul Saints inaugural AAA season as a Minnesota Twins affiliate has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sources confirmed to KSTP Sports that the Saints season will not begin until May. The original schedule called for the Saints to open at CHS field against Columbus on April 6. With the delay, the first game of the Saints season will come in Omaha on May 4.
Lowdown on Saints: Season will now open May 4. Schedule stays as is. So May 4 at Omaha, home opener May 11 vs. Iowa. Schedule will be 120 gms, not 142. Saints will add 2 home games, so 60 home, 60 away. They're working w/ #MNTwins to be alternate site for guys to train at in Apr.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 3, 2021
The new Saints schedule will consist of 120 games instead of the originally planned 142. There will be 60 home and 60 away games for the club, with the home opener coming on May 11 against the Iowa Cubs.
With the change of schedule, the Saints are working with the Twins to make CHS Field an alternate site for some Twins players who may not start the season on the major league team, but still need to be ready to play at a moments notice.
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