Major League Baseball is preparing to offer some additional financial incentives in order to reach an agreement on a 2020 season.
The league will consider removing the luxury tax and qualifying offer in order to help spur this winter's free-agent market coming off a shortened season, Andy Martino of SNY reports. In exchange, the players' association will offer to defer salaries.
With teams bracing for financial losses due to the coronavirus stoppage, pending free agents could be hit hard in the offseason. Getting rid of the tax and qualifying offer are two options being considered to help bring about a compromise between owners and players, according to Martino.