Union Makes Counterproposal to Owners
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