Major League Baseball's 2020 postseason bubble plan has been approved by the MLB Players Association, first reported by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. The Division Series, League Championship Series and World Series will all be held at neutral-site ballparks where players will be set up in nearby one-location bubbles. An official announcement is expected at some point on Tuesday, Rosenthal adds.
A bubble approach for the MLB help minimize the risk of another coronavirus outbreak. Shortly after the 2020 season began, there was a outbreak within the Miami Marlins Organization. The St. Louis Cardinals also suffered from a team-wide outbreak and both put the MLB season in jeopardy. All in all, the league has been forced to postpone 43 total games on the schedule due to COVID-19 cases.
A COVID-19 outbreak during the postseason would wreak havoc over the tournament's schedule and competitive integrity. Baseball's postseason also coincides with the onset of flu season, so there is added incentive to determine a safe option for isolating players.
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