Major League Baseball proposes 76-game season, players association unhappy with pay structure

Luis Severino - New York Yankees pitcher
Luis Severino - New York Yankees pitcher Photo credit: Getty

Major League Baseball has offered a new proposal to players for a 76-game season at 75 percent of their salaries.

The season would begin around July 11 (NZ time) and end on September 28, with the postseason ending in late October.

The latest proposal also includes playoff pool money and no draft pick compensation for teams signing players, according to ESPN.

The Major League Baseball Players Association regards this latest proposal as worse than the previous offers, because the prorated salaries would be reduced from 75 percent to 50 percent, if there is no postseason, The Athletic reports.

The 2020 regular season was supposed to begin on March 27, but spring training was halted on March 12 due to the spread of the coronavirus, and teams have yet to reconvene.