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Morning Mound Visit: MLB discussing plan to play season in Florida, Arizona, and Texas

MLB kicks some tires; Manfred will let employees kick rocks; a prospect expert kicks it with a Low-A CEO

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R.J. Anderson | CBS Sports: MLB doesn’t have any solid plans to start the season, but it has no shortage of ideas. The latest of which would see baseball played in three hubs: Florida, Texas, and Arizona. At this point, it seems likely a season would transpire in a handful of “isolated” spots if there is to be a season at all.

Ken Rosenthal | The Athletic: Rob Manfred will allow teams to furlough or reduce the pay of non-playing employees, but fortunately, no teams have done that yet. In fact, a handful of teams including the Braves, Giants, and Phillies had already guaranteed pay for their personnel through May 31. By early Monday evening, 18 teams had agreed to pay their employees through the end of May while the San Diego Padres announced they would pay all staff through the end of the season. Manfred also announced that MLB employees would be paid through May, and that he and other senior level employees would take pay cuts.

Roger Munter | There R Giants: Giants prospect expert Roger Munter talked with Mickey Walker, the CEO of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The Volcanoes are the Giants’ short-season affiliate and one of the 42 teams MLB plans to cull in the Houston Plan. Walker remains optimistic that the Volcanoes haven’t played their final game, but so much remains uncertain.