Apparently there has been a thaw in the negotiations of the owners of MLB and the Players Union after several weeks with enough tensions between both parties after the owners' original proposal that reduced the salaries of some players by up to 80% and that the players felt aggrieved by it.
Major League Baseball intends to propose a shorter season in which they would pay players a full prorated share of their salaries, sources told ESPN. The league believes the late March agreement allows it to set the schedule, and that this would fulfill players’ pro rata desire.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 1, 2020
The players themselves through the MLBPA submitted their own MLB proposal which was under review and according to information from ESPN's Jeff Passan, the owners would already have a response to that offer and apparently agree to abide by the original agreement that it had been signed last March which ensures that players pay 100% of what is played.
The potential season Major League Baseball envisions would run somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 regular-season games, sources told ESPN. The exact number is being considered, but the aim would be to return in July. It would be less than half of players’ proposed season length.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 1, 2020
However, there is a but: Passan himself reports that the players' proposal to have more than 100 regular season games has been rejected by the owners and instead they propose a role of around 50 matches so as not to pay so much in wages to Players.
While there is still a long way to go to reach full agreement to launch, it is a tremendous advance and a great victory for the players, and is expected in the event that a formal deal is reached.