MLB Reportedly Finalizing Plans to Begin 2020 Season

Jake Arrieta with Phillies in 2019. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/Shutterstock

Major League Baseball seems to be on the verge of announcing a plan that will see return to the diamond and begin the 2020 regular season in the next week, according to multiple media reports.

MLB, which postponed the rest of Spring Training in mid-March after the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the United States, has been waiting to see how the spread of the illness evolves before deciding on a plan for 2020.

It seems that the time has finally come and that North American baseball will return sooner rather than later.

Teams are still a while away from getting back to playing action, with an abbreviated “mini Spring Training” expected to take place in June in preparation for a July start to the regular season.

Various formats for the abbreviated regular season have been bandied about, including a realignment of divisions and a model which will have teams play at set neutral venues. More light will be shed on the actual plan when MLB reveals its ideas, presumably.

In any case, it appears that baseball fans can expect for their beloved sport to make a return this summer, even if it’s much later than they might have anticipated.