Lemurs Owner Withdraws Team from League

Published: May. 2, 2017 at 5:05 PM CDT
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Many baseball lovers are ready to play ball but the Laredo Lemurs are at risk of being benched this season.

Documents obtained by KGNS show the Lemurs could possibly not have an opening day this year.

Following months of uncertainty due to the owners' legal battle over business deals, Laredo Lemurs had said the 2017 season would continue, but new information obtained by KGNS News states the season could be in jeopardy.

The city of Laredo has confirmed that Lemurs owner, Arianna Torres has withdrawn Laredo's team from membership in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball League.

It all comes as KGNS News learned that Association Executive Committee members had doubts that the Lemurs would be able to operate during the 2017 season and were meeting on Wednesday to "Consider the termination of the Laredo membership".

This comes just one week before Lemurs players were scheduled to arrive in Laredo for training camp.

It has been a constant encounter in the courtroom for the owners of the Lemurs.

Last week a judge granted one of its owners Arianna Torres authority to implementation plans to save the season after she claimed the team was in "imminent danger", but even with that the Lemurs may strike out.

In a statement the City of Laredo says, "City of Laredo staff contacted commissioner, Miles Wolff, American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and he has confirmed that notice was received that Arianna Torres vacated the Lemurs membership in the association. City staff is looking into all the next possible scenarios and will stay in touch with association officials."

The special city council meeting to talk about the Lemurs is scheduled for next Monday.