The MLBPA agreed Tuesday to report to camps by July 1 for a 60-game season and agreed with owners on health and safety protocols for the season’s restart.
The Major League Baseball Players Association and the league ironed out the final details Tuesday ahead of a return to play, one that will see players report to camps by July 1 and play a 60-game season starting around July 24.
The last hurdle — an agreement on health and safety protocols — was cleared Tuesday night — some three-plus months after spring training was stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“All remaining issues have been resolved and Players are reporting to training camps,” the union tweeted Tuesday night.
The Major League Baseball Players Association has agreed to report to training camps by July 1 and play a 60-game season, sources tell ESPN, but deal is not finalized yet.
One last health-and-safety hurdle to get over and Major League Baseball will be back a week from tomorrow.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 23, 2020
Been waiting almost three months to type this.
Baseball is back.
A schedule is in place.
Camps open July 1. https://t.co/h00xlOiz12
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 24, 2020
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