BATAVIA. N.Y. — Muddied water for the Batavia Muckdogs as the New York Penn League has shot down a proposal by the Rochester Red Wings to continue to operate the ball club.
The Wings have operated the Muckdogs for the past ten years, but that agreement expired at the end of last season.
The move leaves the future of the team and it's home in Genesee County in question.
Wings General Manager Dan Mason confirmed that the organization offered to run the Batavia club, but was denied by the league.
It's a development that swirls an already stormy situation for minor league sports in the area.
The future of the Rhinos, Rochester's USL soccer team, is in doubt. They've instituted a self-imposed funding deadline to raise money to support players contracts.
Earlier in 2017, the Western New York Flash, a professional women's soccer team, relocated their operation to North Carolina.
Just two weeks ago, the Rochester Rattlers, a long-time lacrosse staple in the MLL, announced they are relocating to Texas.
Check back with Spectrum News as we will continue to update this developing story.