AP source: MLB owners OK plan that could lead to July start

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Ronald Blum,The Associated Press Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday, May 11, to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020. Spring training could start in early to mid-June, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the plan were not announced. MLB officials were slated to make a presentation to the union Tuesday, May 12, after press time. An agreement with the players’ association is needed, and talks were expected to be difficult – especially over a proposal for a revenue
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