Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has made an unorthodox suggestion to squeeze more games into a condensed Major League Baseball season.

With Opening Day postponed until at least mid-May, and likely later, because of the coronavirus pandemic, Atkins has suggested that baseball consider seven-inning doubleheaders.

College and minor league teams typically play seven innings in each game of a doubleheader.

"Maybe that's something we have to consider," he said on a conference call.

Still, even Atkins isn't entirely sold on the idea.

"You're not playing the game that is written in the rulebooks," he said. "It's not the regulation game; it's a different game. Bullpens and teams are built in a way to play nine innings. I'm sure there are people that would challenge that, and I'm not so sure it's something we should do."