NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark reached what MLB understood to be a framework to start the pandemic-delayed season on July 19 or July 20, but the union did not immediately embrace it as a deal. Manfred flew to Clark and worked out the framework at a Scottsdale hotel. Each team would play 60 games, and players would get full prorated pay, about 37% of their salary. The wild-card round would expand from two games to eight best-of-three series this year. The designated hitter would be used in all games for the first time.

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