Proposed quarantines remain biggest hurdles to playoff bubble – Athletic


It is not just the Dodgers players who oppose their separation from their families before reuniting with them in the postseason bubble. Players in Major League Baseball are objecting to league seekers, saying the less restrictive health and safety protocols they adopted for the majority of the 60-game regular season should be enough for October.Negotiations between the league and the players continued on Thursday. Just 17 days remain in the regular season, and there is no indication that the postseason is in danger. But the proposed quarantine, according to sources on both sides, is the biggest hurdle for the league going forward, with plans to play in the first round of the playoffs on neutral-site bubbles in Texas and Southern California.

The league and the union agreed in their operations manual for the 2020 season that the league could provide additional health and safety protocols for the postseason …

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