MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on health and safety protocols

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post is among those reporting that Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached an agreement on health and safety protocol involved in putting on the 2020 season during the coronavirus pandemic.

Per ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the health and safety guidelines had grown from 67 pages to over 100 pages.

Spring training will begin on July 3 at the players’ home ballparks. Opening Day of the 60-game regular season is believed to start on July 23 or 24. The season will come with some temporary changes. As of right now, no games will be played in front of fans. Teams will play 40 games within their division (10 games each) and the other 20 games interleague with geographic counterparts (5 games each), per Jon Heyman.