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MLB owners, players still unable to find common ground

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 23:34:50-04

NEW YORK — Baseball owners and players have reverted to the form they displayed during eight work stoppages dating back a half-century filled with salary squabbles.

Players proposed to resume the sport in the coronavirus pandemic with a 114-game regular season and full prorated salaries, leaving each player with approximately 70% of what he had been slated to earn.

That proposal was made Sunday, five days after Major League Baseball's plan for an 82-game season with additional pay cuts that would leave each player taking in 23-47% of his original pay, with the highest earners accepting the biggest cuts.