The MLB plans to reduce rosters from 30 players to 28 starting on Thursday for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

The initial plan had been to reduce rosters to 28 this week before reducing them to 26 after another two weeks, but the outbreaks of COVID-19 have forced MLB to change plans.

Theo Epstein was asked about roster sizes and said his team would support "anything that will help players stay safe, help players and staff get through the season healthy, both in terms of COVID-19 and staying safe on the field."

"As long as a rule adjustment is conceived to keep players safe and can be applied fairly across the board, we'll be supportive of it," Epstein said.