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MLB Rumors: 2020 Draft Shortened To 5 Rounds, Likely To Begin June 10

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic bringing sports and the United States economy to a grinding halt over the past two months, it’s led to a sea of change and instability across multiple sectors.

Major League Baseball continues to evaluate its options for staging a 2020 regular season, which will be unlikely any other in recent memory. While players face the prospect of games without fans in attendance, in addition to other changes, the 2020 MLB Draft is also going to have a different look.

In late March, MLB secured approval to potentially reduce the rounds and change the dates of the 2020 and 2021 Drafts.