Players Have Informed MLB That They DO Intend to Report to Spring Training Part Two on July 1

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Players Have Informed MLB That They DO Intend to Report to Spring Training Part Two on July 1

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Something something pitchers and catchers report in one week something something?

I feel like I’ll be saying this in my sleep for another couple years, but I have to say it again: no deal is finalized. Things aren’t totally wrapped up. There are still issues to be sorted out.

But with respect to the 60-game schedule, the players have indeed informed MLB that they will be ready to hit up Spring Training Part Two in eight days from now:

So, yes, this is extremely likely to happen now. But I’ll save my IT’S HAPPENING post for when the health and safety protocols are actually agreed to by both sides. For now, no one expects that’ll actually derail things, but hey, pen-to-paper.

The health and safety protocols, by the way, are going to have to be constantly adjusted on the fly in response to what is clearly a still-very-evolving situation in our country. I just want to see extremely frequent testing, and ideally of the rapid variety. That’s going to be your top item to reduce the risk of spread. It would also be nice to see some kind of agreement on a group insurance policy for all players and personnel if they wind up with long-term issues related to a COVID-19 infection.

We’ll keep you posted.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.