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MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season
Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 16:49:51-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Details of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press reveal Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season starting July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season.

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.

The players' last offer was for an 89-game regular season at full prorated pay.

The Associated Press reported that MLB proposed that players' salaries would be about $1.25 billion, but the players union proposed players get $2.2 billion.

If players complete the postseason, they'd earn an additional $200 million, the AP reported.