Posted: June 24, 2020 at 6:39 am
There’s going to be baseball in 2020.
The players’ union agreed to commissioner Rob Manfred’s plan for a 60-game schedule to start on July 24th, with “spring training” to begin on July 1st. The two sides still have to agree on health and safety protocols before an official announcement can be made.
The union and the team owners failed to reach an agreement on a modified schedule after weeks of negotiating. That triggered a previous agreement signed back in March that gives Manfred the authority to impose a season, with full pro-rated pay for players.