In a letter to baseball operations personnel on Monday, commissioner Rob Manfred said that he "fully anticipates baseball will return this season." Additionally, 18 MLB teams have pledged to pay baseball-ops employees through May. (Jeff Passan on Twitter)
While some teams have committed to paying employees through May, others are still weighing their fiscal options at this point. Many teams have furloughed lower-paid employees, and others have outlined plans for pay cuts. While this is a generally positive sign for the potential return to normalcy for the league, there is still much uncertainty with financial longevity, employment logistics and, of course, personnel safety.