The Major League Baseball Players Association will delay voting on the league’s latest proposal while it collects further information on health and safety protocols, according to multiple reports on Saturday.
Recent positive coronavirus tests led to the shutdown of spring training sites, and the MLBPA is seeking to learn more about the health plan as COVID-19 continues to be an issue. The season was scheduled to start March 26, but the pandemic led to a delay.
ESPN reported that the vote could have taken Sunday but will now likely be delayed by one or two days.
MLB is expecting an answer from the MLBPA per a 60-game proposal with expanded playoffs. If the MLBPA turns down the offer, commissioner Rob Manfred has the power to implement a schedule, which would likely consist of somewhere between 50 and 60 games.
The union presented a 70-game proposal earlier this week, and MLB