NEW YORK (UPI) — Major League Baseball (MLB) team owners made a new proposal to players for a resumed season on Monday with a tentative schedule of 76 games and a July 10 start to the suspended 2020 campaign.
Players would receive 75 percent of their salaries under the terms of the new plan.
The offer likely nixes a previous tentative start date of July 4. Owners had considered a 50-game schedule last week. The parties also have considered 82 games.
Under the latest proposal, the season would end Sept. 27 and the post-season would end no later than Oct. 31. Players would have 85 days to complete an 82-game schedule if they started the season July 4. They would have 79 days to complete a 76-game schedule if they started July 10.
Teams would not receive draft pick compensation this off-season. The proposal also includes a $200 million post-season pool for players.
Team owners previously rejected a proposal from the Major League Baseball Players Association. The union’s offer included 114 games, an expanded post-season and no additional salary cuts from the prorated wages to which players with owners in March.
The MLB season has been suspended since mid-March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The season was scheduled to start March 26.
Reporting by Alex Butler
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