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Cubs fan guide to 2020 MLB season

4 years agoTony Andracki

Now that we have official word about the 2020 MLB season, let’s lay out all the details we know right now:

  • 60-game schedule
  • Opening Day July 23 or 24
  • Spring Training 2.0 to begin July 1 at Wrigley Field
  • Teams expected to play games in their home parks
  • Regular season ends in late September (likely Sept. 27)
  • Standard postseason format (10 teams — division winners and 2 Wild-Card teams per league)
  • Universal DH will be instituted for the season to aid in player safety. Here’s how the Cubs could approach an extra hitter in the lineup
  • Cubs’ schedule will consist mostly of games against NL Central foes and will be based on geography with some games against AL Central
  • Roster size: 30 to start, will move to 26 after first few weeks
  • Trade deadline Aug. 31
  • Three-batter rule will remain for relief pitchers
  • In extra-inning games, teams will start an inning with a runner on second base

Stay tuned as more details emerge.

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