A 60 games season will start on July 24th and players will report to training camp #2 next week.
CBSSports HQ Jim Bowden says that Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to terms on a 60-game season that will see players report to training camps next week and begin on July 24. The news of the agreement was confirmed by the Major League Players Associations Twitter account. It states that all issues including revenue and COVID-19 concerns have been resolved.
All remaining issues have been resolved and Players are reporting to training camps.
— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 24, 2020
A revenue split for the shortened season has been a sticking point for the negotiation to restart baseball. Months of unproductive meetings between players and owners have effectively pushed the start of the season all the way back to late July. The NHL and NBA will also attempt to restart their seasons in July after they were suspended by the pandemic.
Things are expected to move quickly and team will need to have a 60 man roster set by this Sunday. All this starts while nearly 40 MLB employees testing positive for COVID in the past week.
The Twins would be taking on opponents from the American League and National League Central during the abbreviated, 60 game season according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
Plan is for teams to play 40 games in division and 20 games interleague with their geographic counterpart (East vs. East, etc.) #MLB
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 24, 2020
Twins Daily’s Ted Schwerzler provided an even more accurate breakdown of what the Twins’ schedule could look like per Heyman’s model.
#MNTwins schedule consists of:
— Ted (@tlschwerz) June 24, 2020