MLB Rumors: MLBPA Has Until Sunday To Decide On League’s Latest Offer


The Major League Baseball Players’ Association is on clock.

MLB reportedly sent its latest proposal to the union Friday morning, proposing a 72-game season. And according to USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale, the players received that offer Friday afternoon.

Nightengale reports the 2020 season will begin July 14, meaning there will be 76 days between then and Sept. 27 — the proposed end date — to get those 72 games in.

Here are a few more details:

This offer, according to Nightengale, only is good until Sunday, giving the MLBPA the weekend to decide what to do.

Players who are considered high-risk (like Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco who underwent cancer treatment recently) would get paid and service time accounted should they decide to opt-out. However, players who aren’t high-risk and choose not to play will not be paid or get service time.

The two sides have been at odds for a while now. But it seems the gap is getting smaller. But we’ll just have to wait and see what the players decide to do, though Nightengale reported the offer is expected to be declined.

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