NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020.
Here’s the scoop
The season would start in July and feature an 82 game season for each team. Teams would only play regional teams in their own divisions and interleague play against teams in the same geographic regions. AL East will Play NL East, etc. The games might be played in their own cities, but one plan calls for the games to be played in the teams’ spring training homes. Postseason would expand from 10 to 14 teams. The Toronto BlueJays would likely have to play their games in Dunedin, Florida. Regular season rosters could be expanded to 30 teams.