NEW YORK (AP/KDKA) — Major League Baseball will proceed with an on-time start to spring training and the season after players rejected a plan Monday night to delay reporting by a more than a month.
MLB proposed to the players’ association on Friday that the start of spring training be pushed back from Feb. 17 to March 22, that opening day be delayed from April 1 to April 28 and that each team’s schedule be cut from 162 games to 154.READ MORE: PPG Paints Arena Welcomes Back Pittsburgh Penguins Fans 2 Flown To Hospital After Multi-Vehicle Crash In Westmoreland County
MLB believes the virus situation would improve during the month delay.MORE NEWS: As People Struggle To Secure Unemployment Benefits, Prosecutors Say Fraud Is Widespread
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