Major League Baseball is on the verge of finalizing plans to get a 60-game season started the weekend of July 24th. With a season presumably on the horizon (finally), rules have started to be made public -- Thanks, Jayson Stark.
Here are the details reported thus far.
- Friday, June 26: Transactions freeze ends at noon ET
- Sunday, June 28: Teams must submit 60-man player pool names by 3 p.m. ET
- Wednesday, July 1: Teams report to Training Camp 2.0
- Friday, July 24: New Opening Day
- Monday, August 31: Trade deadline (usually July 31)
- Tuesday, September 15: Players must be on big league roster to be eligible for postseason
- Normal active rosters are 26 players however, that will be expanded to 30 to start the year with gradual decreases every two weeks.
- Teams will be able to add and subtract players from their active rosters using a player pool for 60 players (which includes minor leaguers).
- The active roster will add three additional taxi cab spots for road games consisting of three nonroster players but in the player pool.
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