MLB, players agree on universal DH

MLB, players agree on universal DH

Major League Baseball owners and players haven't yet decided on an economic plan that suits both sides. MLB's latest proposal, a tiered/sliding-scale salary model, produces drastic cuts — but the players aren't having it.

While there’s still work to be done on that front and, thus, work to be done to get a 2020 MLB season at all, there is some hope in a different facet of the game.

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In early discussions about a new-look, coronavirus-shortened season, the idea of a universal designated hitter came to light. Due to the extreme circumstances and sides, both the American League and National League could employ a DH in 2020 under this plan.

Now, per Jon Heyman, that’s a go: