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Rob Manfred offers MLBPA 2021 concessions as MLB players wait to vote on 60-game proposal

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are still looking to come to a deal on the number of games for the 2020 season. The MLBPA was originally set to vote to accept or reject a proposal for a 60-game season with full prorated salaries this weekend, but it's unclear on when that vote will happen.


Two developments have caused the players to hit pause on voting. The first is the coronavirus pandemic. There was a COVID-19 outbreak on Friday that caused the league to order all spring training sites closed and disinfected. The players want to gather more information about the league's coronavirus protocols.


Also on Sunday, commissioner Rob Manfred sent a letter to MLBPA chief Tony Clark offering to remove expanded playoffs and a universal DH (both features of MLB's proposal) for the 2021 season if a 2020 season is not completed.


Reports confirmed that no vote was taken by the players as of Sunday afternoon.


 Reports indicate that the letter from Manfred was received by the players during a Sunday union meeting. It's unclear if this was due to any pushback from the players or if they simply wanted to process the new information.


Meanwhile, Manfred's letter is a concession to the players who would be worried about losing leverage in CBA negotiations after the 2021 season. 

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