MLB players in the 2020 Japan Olympics?

Baseball is back in the Olympics

International baseball tournaments usually tend to be a bit lackluster because the best players in the world are usually not present because they intersect with the Major League calendar. However, MLB gave its arm a twist in relation to the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020.

According to's Jon Morosi, Major Leagues will allow MLB team players who are not on the 40-man roster to participate in both the qualifiers for the 2019 Olympics and the 2020 major event.

Before the players can have MLB's consent, they will have to have the approval of their teams previously. This is also a prevention mechanism on the part of Major Leagues, since in case any player from a participating country had to be discharged, it protects both the national teams and the teams.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo will take place between July 24 to August 9, 2020, in full calendar of the regular season of Major League Baseball. Also, the J.J.O.O. of Tokyo will mark the return of baseball as an Olympic sport, after it was eliminated from the program after Beijing 2008.