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Manfred says '100%' chance of MLB season, new proposal soon

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there is a "100%" chance of big league ball this year.
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Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. makes an opening statement during the baseball draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in Secaucus, N.J. (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says there is a "100%" chance of big league ball this year. 

Major League Baseball will make another proposal to start the pandemic-delayed season in empty ballparks, but Manfred vowed to unilaterally order opening day if an agreement is not reached. 

The players' association made its second proposal Tuesday, asking for an 89-game regular season and 100% of prorated salaries. 

MLB's plan a day earlier was for a 76-game season, would guarantee 50% of prorated salaries and hinge 25% in additional money on the postseason's completion.