With MLB owners giving approval Monday to a proposal for the resumption of the 2020 season that will be brought to the players on Tuesday, there are a number of huge questions that remain as the league attempts to start up again amid the coronavirus pandemic.
More important than any other question is how the league will protect the health of its players and any other employee essential to the season.
When it comes to what would happen if a player tests positive for coronavirus after the season resumes, a league executive told SNY's Andy Martino that the sport would not necessarily need to shut down.
The scenario laid out by the executive:
The player who tests positive would be isolated, with the entire team receiving immediate coronavirus tests. At that point, any players found to have the virus would also be isolated and replaced by a member of the team's large taxi squad (which could consist of roughly 20 players). Players who do not test positive would continue to play.
The expectation remains that if a deal is reached between the players and the league that a second spring training of sorts will begin around June 10, with Opening Day expected around July 1.