Report: MLBPA Proposes 114-Game Season, Salary Deferral Options for Players

Megan ArmstrongSenior Analyst IIJune 1, 2020

VARIOUS CITIES,  - MARCH 12:  A detail of baseballs during a Grapefruit League spring training game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 12, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Many professional and college sports, including the MLB, are canceling or postponing their games due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Major League Baseball received a proposal from the MLB Players Association on Sunday afternoon that included a 114-game 2020 season beginning June 30, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich:

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal expanded upon the proposed opt-out clause for players:

The 2020 MLB season was originally scheduled to begin with a March 26 Opening Day, which was suspended March 12 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Earlier Sunday, ESPN's Buster Olney reported from the league owners' perspective: "Sources say there is a group of owners perfectly willing to shut down the season, to slash payroll costs and reduce losses, and the disparate views among the 30 teams have been reflected in the decisions to fire and furlough."

Both sides will have to come to terms on a return-to-play-plan this week in order for a June 30 start date to be plausible:

A point of contention from the players' side has been reduction in pay and, more specifically, a proposed shared revenue plan from earlier this month. 

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Several players have come out publicly against taking any more pay cuts:

ESPN's Jeff Passan broke down what the league had proposed to the players last week:

The MLB and MLBPA previously came to an agreement in April that included player pay cuts, as relayed by Passan.

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