MLB's latest proposal could be sign baseball is coming back

Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2020 - 5:47 pm
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Could baseball finally be returning soon?

According to multiple reports, MLB came back with another proposal to the MLBPA on Friday.

It features a 72-game regular season, which lasts from July 14 to September 27, in which the players would be guaranteed 70 percent of their prorated salary and then receive another 10 percent, plus an additional $50 million pool to be split, if the postseason goes on as planned.

The proposal also has an expansion of rosters to 29 players the first month, which gives more players the chance to get MLB salaries and service time.

The offer expires on Sunday, so the MLBPA has the weekend to discuss.

The MLBPA recently proposed a 89-game season with the players getting their prorated pay, which is the holdup as the players believe they deserve their full prorated pay.

Still, progress appears to be made, which means baseball is getting closer to a return.

On the first night of the MLB draft, commissioner Rob Manfred guaranteed there would be baseball this season.

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