The decision by Major League Baseball (MLB) to name Under Armour as its uniform provider starting in 2020 has left VF Corp's Majestic brand in limbo.

For the past 15 years, all on-field uniforms worn by MLB players have been produced under the Majestic brand at VF's Easton, Pennsylvania facility, which employs around 600 workers.

Apparel giant VF Corp now says it is in ongoing, productive talks with MLB to ensure the Easton facility "continues to produce on-field uniforms for MLB for a very long time."

In March this year, VF said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its Licensed Sports Group (LSG) business, which includes Majestic, along with apparel and fanwear through licensing agreements with US and international professional sports leagues and lifestyle brands.

Under Armour has been mooted as a possible suitor. The company currently makes most of its products overseas, while the MLB's current contract with VF Majestic stipulates that manufacturers located in the US must be used.

Through its deal with MLB, Under Armour will supply all on-field apparel, including jerseys, jerseys and game-day and training outerwear currently made by Majestic for all 30 major league teams. It will also provide the base-layer gear currently supplied by Nike.