American professional sports have been shut down for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Major League Baseball is about to get serious about finding a way back to the field.

MLB is expected to present a formal proposal to the players’ union this week that will outline the league’s idea for how to stage a season in 2020, several people familiar with the matter said. This will come after commissioner Rob Manfred holds a conference call with the 30 team owners Monday to discuss the plan.

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