Six key elements in the latest reported plan for coronavirus-delayed 2020 MLB season
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Six key elements in the latest reported plan for coronavirus-delayed 2020 MLB season

The latest on the 2020 MLB season, for those who missed it, isn't much different than what has been floating around for a couple weeks.

The season, according to reports, would begin in early July with an early- to mid-June spring redux. Teams would play 82 games, down from the initial reporting, but still play against their division and their geographical counterparts in the other league.

Travel is reduced that way.

All of the above plus other considerations were approved Monday by the 30 team owners before being sent to the MLB Players Association, which is expected to reject the proposal over compensation.

The sides will have to negotiate financial terms for the rest of the season before agreeing to take the field. That has taken an interesting twist.

Of course, the coronavirus pandemic that delayed the season will carry the deciding vote. If MLB can't ethically obtain enough testing or if COVID-19 cases begin to pile up again, the season could be in serious jeopardy of being canceled.

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