MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers
MLB Barometer: Risers & Fallers

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

Talk about how and when to reopen the MLB season continues to pick up. Here's what we know about the league's latest plans, per a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan:

  • Teams aim to return to their facilities in mid-June and intend to play at least a handful of exhibition games
  • The league hopes to schedule Opening Day for early July
  • Secondary rosters will expand to 50, with the size of game-day rosters still undetermined
  • Players will be encouraged to keep their distance from each other, from umpires, and from coaches, taking steps such as not sitting in the dugout during games
  • Players will have their temperature tested multiple times per day and will be tested for COVID-19 multiple times per week
  • Additional safety measures such as switching out baseballs more quickly, prohibiting players from showering at stadiums and prohibiting them from taking taxis and rideshares will be implemented
  • Players who test positive will be quarantined for at least seven days and won't be able to return until they test negative twice
  • Players with risk factors that make COVID-19 extra dangerous for them can opt out of playing (though there's been no word on if players without such risk factors may opt out)
  • Players will wear masks when not on the field

Unless you play in a league which gives bonus points for high fives, most of these details won't have much of a fantasy impact. The increased roster size seems relevant, however, as does the fact that early July

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Erik Halterman
Erik Halterman is an MLB staff writer at RotoWire and the winner of the staff's 2018 RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Baseball Championship.
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