MLB Moving To 28-Man Rosters For Rest Of Season And Playoffs

In light of two teams suffering COVID-19 outbreaks, Major League Baseball has made a change to the roster size for the rest of the season.

Teams had been allowed to carry 30 players since the start of the season. That was slated to go down to 28 tomorrow, and then to 26 after two weeks. However, the MLB now says it will stick with 28-man rosters for the remainder of the season, as well as the postseason.

In addition, the taxi squad will be expanded from three players to five players for remainder of the season.

Numerous teams have had one or two players test positive at any given time. Expanding the roster size will allow teams to deal with these issues more easily without having to rely on the taxi squads.

Source: Larry Brown Sports