May 02, 2020 12:35 PM

AP Sources: MLB replay could vanish in 2020

Posted May 02, 2020 12:35 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people told The Associated Press that replay reviews could vanish in Major League Baseball in 2020 as part of a deal with umpires that contemplates a possible “monastery setup.” Off-the-field movement could be restricted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The agreement covers how umpires would be paid for a season shortened or wiped out. MLB has discussed restricting the movement of players, team staff, umpires and broadcast personnel to prevent infection. Umps get 50% of their salaries for May, but nothing else if no games are played in 2020. Umpires generally make between $150,000 and $450,000.

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NCAA's top doctor says testing is crucial to having sports in the fall

The NCAA’s chief medical officer says widespread testing for coronavirus will be crucial to having college sports in the fall, especially contact sports such as football and basketball. Dr. Brian Hainline expressed cautious optimism in an interview with The Associated Press.

The NCAA unveiled a three-phase recommended plan for getting sports up and running on campuses this fall. They all depend on schools having students back on campus.