Major League Baseball to unveil plan for returning to play

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Major League Baseball is working to send a proposal to the MLB Players Association within a week that would lay out plans for returning to play after a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the discussions.

The proposal reportedly could call for “spring” training, already delayed by six weeks, to begin in mid-June followed by the start of the season in early July. Some industry leaders say the idea of returning in June and July could be overly optimistic, given the ongoing rise in the number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths nationwide.

Teams, however, already have started urging players to start preparing for training.

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