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DENVER - APRIL 10: Baseballs are at the ready for warm ups as the Philadelphia Phillies face the Colorado Rockies during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 10, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MLB hopes to start the season in early July, which would mean beginning spring training 2.0 in mid-June, and time is running out. The two sides have about a week to work out an agreement on salary and safety issues, among other things..And there is this…According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, some MLB owners are “perfectly willing” to go with the nuclear option and cancel the 2020 season should players not agree to additional pay cuts.

MLBPA proposes 114-game season, sources say

11:18 PM ET Close ESPN MLB insider Author of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports" The Major League Baseball Players Association delivered a return-to-play proposal to MLB on Sunday that includes a 114-game season, deferred salaries in the event of a canceled postseason and the option for all players to opt out of a potential 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns, sources familiar with the details told ESPN.