NEW YORK (77 WABC) — In the latest negotiation aimed at restoring Major League Baseball, the league reportedly is offering players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game season as the clock ticks on starting the pandemic-delayed season.
The proposal specifies that players would make 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest if the playoffs are completed.
Additionally, rosters would expand to 30 for the first two weeks of the season, with each team holding a group of 60 players to use throughout the season as a taxi squad.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post said the MLB proposal expires Sunday.
Source confirms: MLB proposal to union: 72-game season with players receiving 70 percent of prorated salaries for regular season and 80 percent if posteason is completed. First @BNightengale.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 12, 2020
Under MLB’s proposal, rosters would expand to 30 for the first two weeks, 28 for the two weeks thereafter and 26 for the remainder of the season. Each team would keep a group of 60 players to use throughout the season — the majority forming the so-called taxi squad.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 12, 2020