Major League Baseball players plan to vote on Sunday for the latest MLB proposal to return to the field after initially planning to postpone the vote because of recent coronavirus outbreaks in training camps, sources told ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
The executive board met on Saturday, but players planned to postpone voting on the proposal until it collected data on coronavirus tests after several outbreaks in training facilities and in major league cities, sources told ESPN on Saturday.
All MLB training camps temporarily closed after several teams reported positive coronavirus tests on Friday, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The MLBPA said Friday that the league would not contest its proposal for a 70-game season, leaving players with two options. They can accept the offer of 60 MLB games with expanded playoffs, along with a promise not to file a complaint. Or they can reject it and force Commissioner Rob Manfred to implement his own schedule, potentially without extra teams in the playoffs, but still with the right to regret the terms of the late March deal between the two sides.