Dodgers fans, I have been waiting for months to bring you this news. It brings me so much joy to tell you that baseball is officially back.
MLB and the Player’s Union officially came together on a deal on the health aspect of playing, and the players are starting to return to their camps. July 1st is the official report date for players to start to return, the Dodgers included.
The deal is done between MLbPa and Mlb on health and safety protocols. Game on
— Karl Ravech (@karlravechespn) June 24, 2020
Details of the season are still coming together, but here is what we know so far.
- 60 game seasons scheduled to begin on July 24th
- The league’s transactions freeze will end Friday at noon ET
- Teams must submit their 60-player pool by 3 ET on Sunday
- Players have to be added to the big league roster by Sept. 15 to be eligible for the postseason.
- 30-man rosters to start the season.
- 30-man total will shrink to 28 on the 15th day of the season. It will go down to 26 on Day 29
- The trade deadline is moving to August 31st this year
- A runner starting on second base in extra innings
- Both pitchers and position players would likely have a 10-day injured list
There are still plenty of details that will trickle out over the next few days, but the Dodgers’ schedule is apparently already set, along with every other team. It’s unclear how that schedule will change from where it would have picked up on the 24th.
BASEBALL. IS. BACK.