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MLB to Proceed With 2020 Season, Wants Players to Report on July 1

MLB announced on Monday it will proceed with the 2020 season.

The season, which will reportedly be 60 games, was chosen by commissioner Rob Manfred on Monday after the MLBPA rejected the owners' latest proposal. The season will be officially approved upon the Players Association's response on a pair of questions. 

MLB is requesting confirmation that players can report to camp by July 1. It is also asking the MLBPA to "agree on the Operating Manual which contains the health and safety protocols necessary to give us the best opportunity to conduct and complete our regular season and Postseason."

The MLBPA rejected MLB's proposal for a 60-game season on Monday, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers. The union reportedly voted 33-5 to reject MLB's proposal, noting, "the Players remain fully committed to proceeding under our current agreement and getting back on the field."

Monday's decision by the MLB will lead to the universal DH for two years. A plan for an expanded playoffs in 2021 has been scrapped, and players will receive a "guaranteed $25 million in playoff pools in 2020," per MLB's statement