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The Major League Baseball Players Association has turned down MLB's latest proposal for a universal designated hitter and an expanded postseason field, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

According to ESPN, the MLBPA was hesitant to discuss a trade of the universal DH in exchange for an expanded postseason field. 

Both the universal DH and an expanded postseason field were implemented in 2020 during the 60-game regular season, which was shortened from the standard 162-game season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last year's postseason field included 16 teams, with the top two teams in each division, plus the two remaining teams with the best records in each league making the postseason.

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The current CBA between the two parties is set to expire on Dec. 1, 2021.

The 2021 MLB season is scheduled to begin on April 1.