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Minor League Baseball extinguishes Blaze

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Minor League Baseball announced today that professional baseball in Bakersfield is finished at the end of the season.

The announcement, reported by The Californian on Sunday night, came Monday morning and brought confirmation of what has long been rumored: The Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks, who play in Adelanto, will be contracted from the California League at the end of the 2016 season. Two franchises will be started in the Carolina League, which is also High Class A, to replace them. The Cal League will become an eight-team, one-division league.

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