MLB 2020 Schedule Release Date, Time, TV Coverage Revealed for 60-Game Season

John Raoux/Associated PressMajor League Baseball will reveal the full 60-game season schedule for the 2020 campaign Monday in a televised special on MLB Network.The show will air at 6 p.m. ET and be hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci.MLB Network PR @MLBNetworkPRProgramming announcement: @MLBNetwork’s Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci to…

MLB 2020 Schedule Release Date, Time, TV Coverage Revealed for 60-Game Season

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Major League Baseball will reveal the full 60-game season schedule for the 2020 campaign Monday in a televised special on MLB Network.

The show will air at 6 p.m. ET and be hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci.

MLB Network PR @MLBNetworkPR

Programming announcement: @MLBNetwork’s Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci to unveil the 2020 60-game @MLB schedule on #MLBTonight: Schedule Release presented by @CampingWorld live at 6:00 p.m. ET tonight. Full details below: https://t.co/LbtZvYrxnJ

Each team will play 40 divisional games and 20 interleague games against teams within its region to limit travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association held protracted, failed negotiations regarding the length of the 2020 season. As a result, commissioner Rob Manfred enacted a 60-game schedule. Players will be paid on a prorated basis.

Other proposals, including an expansion of the playoffs to 16 games, will not be part of the 2020 season. However, MLB will use a universal designated hitter.

Thirty-one players tested positive for COVID-19 during MLB’s first round of testing at the start of July. Unlike in the NBA and the NHL, players will not be placed in a bubble environment for the MLB season. They will be able to go home between games and are subject to testing protocols that include daily temperature checks and questionnaires about exposure to the coronavirus.