According to the Associated Press, the players are likely to counter MLB’s sliding pay scale offer with a proposal that calls for more regular-season games than the 82-game schedule the owners reportedly approved a couple of weeks ago. They also apparently have no interest in further pay cuts from the prorated salaries agreed upon in March.
The union held a conference call among its executive board and player representatives Wednesday, one day after MLB presented its first economic proposal to the Players Association.
If the league and the union are able to reach terms on pay and safety soon, there’s a possibility teams could reconvene for a second spring training in June, and start playing games in empty venues in early July.
Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued guidance allowing professional sports to happen in counties in the "yellow" and "green" phase of his three-tiered reopening plan — with no fans — if the teams in Pennsylvania, or the leagues they play in, get safety guidelines approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.