Baseball may be back and sooner than you'd think.
The league sent the players association one last offer after the Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark spoke. Some of the things that were discussed in that meeting were expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to 16, bringing the use of the designated hitter to the National League and to introduce an experiment that starts extra innings with a runner on second base. The deal was eventually declined by the players association. Not all players were happy this deal was declined.
Major League Baseball is now planning on having a 60 game season, approved by MLB's control owners per the agreement back on March 26th, if everything can be put in place. This will be it's shortest season since 1878, the third year the National League was in existence.
The MLB has asked the union to respond by Tuesday at 5 p.m. EST as to whether the players' association will agree on the health and safety protocols as well as if they can report to training by July 1st.
Source: Bleacher Report
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