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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided to schedule 60-game 2020 season

Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb

By Bob Nightengale | USA TODAY Sports.

Commissioner Rob Manfred, after a conference call Monday night with the Major League Baseball owners, has decided to schedule a 60-game season beginning in late July, four high-ranking officials told USA TODAY Sports.

The officials spoke to USA TODAY Sports only on the condition of anonymity because MLB has yet to announce the 2020 schedule.

Manfred, who has the right to unilaterally implement a season after the players union rejected their last proposal earlier in the day, instead is exercising MLB’s rights in the March 26 agreement that allows owners the right to set the schedule and pay players their full prorated pay.

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