Major League Baseball players will not take another pay cut and have "resoundingly rejected" the league's plan to begin the season, according to a statement from Tony Clark.

The statement came after a two-hour conference call of the association's executive board and several other Major League Baseball Players Association player leaders on Thursday.

It came one day after the league rejected a proposal from the players to play 114 games with full prorated salaries.

The league wants a drastically reduced schedule in order for owners to be able to pay players on a per-game basis.

"Earlier this week, Major League Baseball communicated its intention to schedule a dramatically shortened 2020 season unless players negotiate salary concessions," Clark said. "The concessions being sought are in addition to billions in player salary reductions that have already been agreed upon."