MLB Rumors: League To Propose Shorter Season, Prorated Salaries For 2020

As we turn the calendar to a new month, it seems professional sports are working harder and getting closer to a return.

The Major League Baseball Players’ Association late Sunday reportedly sent a counterproposal to the league that included a 114-game season schedule which would end Oct. 31. Players also would have the choice to opt out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though things seemed tense between the MLB and its PA, things appear to be moving swiftly. And the league reportedly is planning to propose a shorter season that will begin in July.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan appeared on “SportsCenter” on Monday to discuss the latest news. The baseball insider noted it was believed the 114-game schedule “isn’t going to work,” and that owners will look to have a 50-60 game season.

Passan added more context via Twitter:

The proposal also reportedly will include a “full prorated share of their salaries,” which potentially could serve as a big selling point.

Of course, we still have to wait and see what the owners’ proposal ends up looking like and how the MLBPA will react to it.

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