Jeff Passan

Jeff Passan


MLB columnist for @YahooSports. Author of The Arm, now available at http://bit.ly/ReadTheArm. Babbler at the Pipe Shot Podcast. Husband, father, raconteur.

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The Major League Baseball Players Association has rejected MLB's latest proposal and will not counter, sources tell ESPN. In a letter to the league, the union asked MLB to inform it of how many games it intends to play and when players should report.

Based on conversations with a number of players, there is a strong expectation the MLBPA will vote yes on MLB's proposed July 1 report date, codify the health-and-safety protocol (with some slight tweaks) and lock in a 60-game season that begins around July 24, sources tell ESPN.

The MLBPA is making a proposal to MLB for a season of around 89 games with a full prorated share of salary and expanded playoffs, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. It would bring the sides closer to a potential deal and is ~25 games under the last union offer.

For players who sign today as an undrafted free agent for $20,000 max: I'm sorry your indoctrination into the professional game involves receiving a fraction of what you'd be worth if you weren't used as pawns in a labor fight that has gone absolutely nowhere. It's shameful.

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