Team rosters can stay at 28 through season

August 6th, 2020

MLB teams will be able to keep 28-player rosters through the end of the 2020 season, including the playoffs, the league announced on Thursday.

Today is the deadline for teams to trim the 30-man rosters they opened the season with down to 28. 

Originally, teams would have had to cut their 28-player rosters down to 26 in two weeks. But after an agreement between MLB and the Players Association, the 28-man rosters will remain in place through the World Series.

Under the 28-player roster rules, teams will be allowed a 29th player for doubleheaders. The taxi squads teams carry for road trips can also be increased from three players to five.