MLB to play 60-game season -- spring training starts next week, Opening Day in late July
DETROIT Major League Baseball will officially return for a 60-game season, with players reporting to spring training next week and Opening Day in late July. The MLB Players Association announced at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday that all necessary issues have been resolved between the players and the owners to move forward with a mandated season. Here are previous stories on the contentious negotiations:The MLBPA said players will report to training camp, referring to a second spring training period. The first round spring training was cut short March 12, when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down all major sporting leagues. According to reports from multiple MLB insiders from ESPN, MLB Network, The Athletic and other outlets, spring training will begin July 1, with Opening Day finally rolling around July 24.