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MLB has sent the Players Association a third proposal to start the season in early July that includes a 76-game season with players to receive about 75 percent of their prorated salaries if there is a full postseason, multiple outlets report. The format also includes expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and would eliminate free-agent compensation for 2020.

This proposal would pay players $1.4 billion in salary. The players wanted 114 games and a full pro-rated salary that would have paid out $2.9 billion.