The Major League Baseball draft is likely to be moved to July, though it could be shortened and include bonus deferrals, according to sources.

There have been cash-flow questions, which has prompted a number of owners to question whether the 2020 draft should be canceled altogether.

Discussions between MLB and the MLB Players Association have centered on a compromise that would see a draft between five and 10 rounds and signing bonuses with a small up-front payment and larger amounts due in July 2021 and July 2022, according to sources.