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What I’m Hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale discusses the newly proposed protocol by the MLB in an effort to re-start games in a safe manner.

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PHOENIX — Major League Baseball’s labor committee was to review an economic proposal Friday before it was formally submitted to the players union, the first major step to settle their financial differences, two MLB officials with direct knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing negotiations, said the proposal likely will be presented to the union Tuesday after commissioner Rob Manfred privately shared it with the 30 ownership groups in a conference call earlier that day.

The proposal is expected to include revenue sharing, which if adopted would be a first for MLB, and will at least open dialogue determining how much players should be paid in a truncated 82-game season. The players have already agreed to prorate their salaries, costing them about half of their annual salary, but the owners insist without additional concessions they will lose money playing games without fans.

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