Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached an agreement for how to proceed with a season that has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Players and owners settled some potential issues over salaries and service time, with the main sticking point for players being that they will receive credit for service time in 2020 even if the season is shortened or canceled. However, salaries will be prorated in the event that either happens. Both the players and owners want to play a 162-game season and are still hoping to do that.
The agreement could lead to some significant changes with the fan experience, as well. While details will not be finalized until a resumption date for the season is set, both sides agreed to the possibility that the regular season could extend into October and postseason games could be played at neutral sites.