MLB Rumors: Here’s A Look At MLBPA’s Return-To-Play Counterproposal


May 31, 2020

Major League Baseball’s Players’ Association reportedly has produced a counterproposal to the league’s return-to-play plan.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the proposal includes the following: a 114-game season that ends Oct. 31, the right for players to opt out of the season and potential salary deferrals should the postseason be canceled. Players that opt out that are considered “high risk” would receive their salary while the others would receive service time only.

Passan says the potential postseason deferrals is like an “olive branch” from the players to the league, and “opens the door” to further negotiations.

As Passan noted, this could be the break both sides needed to come to some sort of compromise. Pay has been one of the most contentious parts of negotiating a deal for an abbreviated season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We’re sure the league will react relatively soon.

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