MLB's unique season

A short season means fewer games to reach personal milestones for 40-year-old Nelson Cruz, left, but a smaller sample size in which to hit for a high average for a line-drive hitter such as Luis Arraez.

Players signed off on Major League Baseball’s health and safety protocols and agreed to report to training camps at their home stadiums by July 1 in preparation for a pandemic-shortened regular season of 60 games.

“All remaining issues have been resolved and players are reporting to training camps,” the MLB Players Association tweeted Tuesday evening.