The ability to strike a financial deal could mean the difference between a baseball season and one that is canceled.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told The Athletic that “a system that restricts player pay based on revenues is a salary cap — period.”

Spring training likely would not include any games, and teams could get ready for the season at their home stadiums. The 50 players available would be a mixture of major leaguers and top minor league players, with the minor league season in jeopardy.

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