MLBPA rejects deal for universal DH and expanded postseason

Ryan Morik
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The MLBPA recently rejected an offer for a universal designated hitter and an expanded postseason, per multiple reports.

According to Jon Heyman, before Christmas, the MLBPA was offered the universal DH by MLB for the 2021 season if they agreed to an expanded postseason in that same deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney noted that the union's "perspective has been the universal DH should not be tied to [an] expanded" postseason.

The union has not yet given MLB a counteroffer, per Heyman.

With under a month until spring training starts, it remains unclear what the status of both rules will be, and there is still a chance the two sides reach an agreement on the universal DH and/or expanded postseason.

MLB and the union agreed to an expanded postseason on Opening Day last year, which increased the postseason to 16 teams.