MLB players and staff will report to their respective teams starting Wednesday. Clubs can begin full workouts on Friday with Opening Day games on either July 23 or 24., and a regular season schedule of 60 games.
Normally, the 30 MLB teams each play 162 games from late March or early April to late September or early October, followed by a postseason, but the 2020 baseball season never got started because of the pandemic. Even with the new agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, some star players have decided to “opt out” of the shortened 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns. Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross will not be playing the 2020 season, the team confirmed on Monday. Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Mike Leake also has decided not to play this season, according to a statement from his agent.