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AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

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AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

AP source: MLB players offer 114-game season, no more $ cuts

Major League Baseball players ignored claims by clubs that they need to take additional pay cuts, instead proposing they receive a far higher percentage of salaries and commit to a longer schedule as part of a counteroffer to start the coronavirus-delayed season.

MUST BE STRUCK SOON BETWEENTHE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERSUNION.

AS A NEW WEEK BEGINS,THE PLAYERS HAVE THEIR SAY.WMA━2 NEWS SHAWN STEPNER HASTHE LATEST ON NEGOTIATIONS.Time is of the essence if wewant to see baseball thisyear.

The Major League BaseballPlayers Union presenting itscounte━ proposal to owners onhow to get ballplayers back inballparks during thecoronavirus pandemic.

Here aresome of the key highlights andhow they stack up to what MLBhad proposed: According tomultiple national reports, theplayers want a 114 gameregular season, June 30ththrough October 31st.

MLB ann8━game season.

The playerswant their full pr━ratedsalaries.

MLB has offered toreduce prorated salaries in asliding scale, with the morelucrative contracts seeing ahigher percentage of cuts.Players want the playoffsexpanded from ten to 14 teamsfor 2020 and 2021.

Owners,just this year.

Also includedin the latest counte━offer bythe players, potentialdeferrals of salaries of$1━million dollars or more ifthe playoffs are canceled.

Allplayers can opt out of theseason.

If they or someonethey live with are high riskfor COVID they would receivesalary and major leagueservice.

If not, they wouldreceive service time but nosalary.

Additionally theplayers offering to holdevents like an offseason Al━Star Game and/or Home RunDerby to provide additionalrevenue.

There has to be aSpring Training 2.0 startingup sometime over the threeweeks if games are to beplayed at the end of thismonth or beginning of July.The clock is ticking on deal.In Baltimore, Shawn Stepner,WMA━2 News.

SUPERS: 1.GETTING BACK ON THE DIAMOND,PLAYERS UNION PRESENTS RETUR━T━PLAY PROPOSAL TOOWNERS:0━:10TonightPartly cloudy, w




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