Kentucky team will make up a 10-member ALPB association in 2022.
The new team will replace the Staten Island Yankees (short-season Single-A), who started in 1999 and lasted until 2019 before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the 2020 season.
MLB has purchased 53 Atlantic League contracts.
The Atlantic League is composed of eight teams in two divisions. West Virginia will play in the South Division alongside the Lexington Legends, High Point Rockers, and Gastonia Honey Hunters.
Legends join Gastonia Honey Hunters, Long Island Ducks, York Revolution, Lancaster Barnstormers, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and High Point Rockers in the Atlantic League.
Rick White, President of ALPB, said he is confident that the league will start a season in due course.
The ALPB awarded 56 contracts during the previous two events.
MLB will consider Atlantic League Findings in TrackMan future usage possibility.