The players’ association hasn’t embraced a plan reached between baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark to start the pandemic-delayed season on July 19 or July 20. Each team would play 60 games, and players would get full prorated pay, about 37% of their salary.
The wild-card round would expand from two games to eight best-of-three series this year. The designated hitter would be used in all games for the first time. Some on the players’ side consider the framework merely another plan subject to more bargaining.