ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Although manager Mike Shildt and some St. Louis Cardinals players were already in St. Louis and participating in small team practices at Busch Stadium – they're all coming back soon. That's because Major League Baseball Players' Association and league owners agreed to a deal on health and safety protocols Tuesday night, ensuring there will be a 60-game MLB regular season.
When the news broke, there was a lot of joy among Cardinals players. Here's what they said:
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Spring training will begin July 3 while the season will begin July 24 and run until Sept. 27 and include 40 divisional games and 20 interleague games with their geographic counterpart.
Nightengale added that the deal includes all players the ability to opt out of the season and still be paid service time.