Baseball's back: MLB sets 60-game schedule, season opens July 23 or 24

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players have agreed to report to training starting July 1 and said Tuesday that outstanding operations issues have been resolved.

The players’ association on Monday had rejected a negotiated agreement to account for the financial fallout of the virus outbreak. Tuesday, however, the association said issues have been resolved and players plan to report to training camps.

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule that will start  July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony. This will be MLB's shortest season since 1878.

Each team will play 10 games against each of its four division rivals and four games against each of the five clubs in the corresponding division in the other league, according to details obtained by The Associated Press.

The sides still intend to expand the designated hitter to games involving National League teams and institute the radical innovation of starting extra innings with a runner on second base.