MLB proposes 1 month delay

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the plan tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and pushing back opening day to April 28. The regular-season would be reduced to 154 games, the playoffs would be expanded from 10 teams to 14 and the designated hitter would extend to the National League for the second straight season. In addition, MLB would keep the experimental rules for seven-inning doubleheaders and beginning extra innings with a runner on second base.