Union Makes Counterproposal to Owners

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The Major League Baseball Players Association has given management a wide-ranging response to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic.

The union says it addressed protections for high-risk players, access to pre- and postgame therapies, testing frequency, protocols for positive tests, in-stadium medical personnel and sanitization procedures.

Players viewed many of the concepts in the original draft submitted last week as over-the-top, such as arriving in uniform at the ballparks, a prohibition on them leaving without team permission and a ban on guests other than immediate family members.

Players also objected to a ban on the use of showers and hydrotherapy.

The union wants more frequent testing than management's proposed ``multiple times per week.''

MLB is expected to make an economic proposal to the union within a few days.

 

with files from Associated Press