By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season starting July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season, according to details of the proposal obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.
The players’ last offer, on Tuesday, was for an 89-game regular season at full prorated pay.
MLB proposed that players be guaranteed about $1.25 billion in salaries, earn an additional $200 million if the postseason is completed plus a $50 million postseason players’ pool even if no tickets are sold.
The union’s proposal would guarantee players $2.2 billion. Before the new coronavirus caused opening day to be pushed back from March 26, salaries had been set to total $4 billion.
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