Report: MLB, owners to discuss 2020 plans Monday
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Major League Baseball will meet with team owners on a conference call Monday to discuss plans for the 2020 season, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

If owners approve of the league's ideas, the MLBPA will be presented with a proposal Tuesday, Rosenthal adds.

Ideas reportedly being discussed include:

  • Beginning the regular season in July, consisting of approximately 80 games
  • A regional schedule where teams only play games against their division and the same geographic division in the opposite league
  • Teams opening their seasons in as many home parks as possible
  • Expanding the postseason from five teams to seven in each league
  • Reducing player salaries
  • Expanding rosters to 45-50 players
  • Various medical protocols

Earlier this week, teams reportedly encouraged players to prepare for a second spring training in mid-June and a regular season potentially in July.

MLB has been on hiatus since March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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