D-backs coronavirus update: David Peralta and Kevin Ginkel cleared to return, Calhoun tests positive for virus
Today sheds some light on previous absences in camp over the weekend
Report: Deal between MLB and union unlikely to be reached before June 1st
June 1st had been a soft deadline to come to terms in order to start the season around the 4th of July weekend.
Major League Baseball's battle with the 2020 outbreak of the COVID-19 (a.k.a. Novel Coronavirus) outbreak and subsequent suspension of baseball games and activities.
MLB rosters will expand to 29 players to start the 2020 regular season
To deal with the shorter ramp-up period, MLB is allowing teams to carry three additional players on their active roster for the first month of the season once it resumes.
MLB institutes a moratorium on roster moves until play resumes
While we’re waiting for a timetable of when baseball games will resume, teams will not be able to make any roster transactions.
MLB and MLBPA come to agreement over pay, 2020 service time, and changes to the draft
Let’s unpack all the details from this agreement and how it affects all levels of baseball.
McDaniel: MLB and MLBPA have agreed to framework for 2020 Draft
According to the report, the 2020 Draft will be postponed to July and shrunk down to 5-10 rounds
MLB should hold the 2020 Draft on their original date, if possible
The solution for the 2020 Draft may simply be to change nothing and proceed as intended in order to avoid headaches for all 30 teams and various collegiate programs.
MLB and MLBPA are currently negotiating terms for how the 2020 season could be played
Both MLB and the MLBPA are trying to come up with an agreement on how the 2020 season will play out. Some of the topics include service time implications, how players are paid during the shutdown, the length of the season, and handling the situation of teams who play in cities heavily affected by the virus.
MLB to order teams to halt all amateur scouting
With the cancellation of high school and collegiate seasons, this will have a major impact on both the MLB June Draft and the upcoming International Signing period.
MLB season won’t likely start before June
The Center for Disease Control recommendation will likely cut a major chunk of the 2020 regular season, if not half of it.
GM Mike Hazen explains what’s next for the D-backs
Hazen explains how the team is currently combating the COVID-19 outbreak.
How a layoff between games will affect MLB teams
Related: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO DELAY 2020 OPENING DAY BY AT LEAST TWO WEEKS
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO DELAY 2020 OPENING DAY BY AT LEAST TWO WEEKS
Spring Training Games Cancelled As of 4:00 p.m. (ET) Today and WBCQ Games Postponed