In the face of other US leagues with the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic, MLB has proposed that players postpone the start of the 2021 season by one month, according to several US media, including Yahoo Sports. and the Associated Press (AP). The first matches would therefore take place on April 28, instead of the first, and the players had to join the teams no later than March 22 to start preparations.
If the league plan is accepted by the players, the regular marathon season will be reduced somewhat, from 162 to 154 games, and will end on November 10 to make room for the playoffs in the renewed format. 14 teams would actually participate in the final phase, instead of 16 in 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.