Major League Baseball will add a wild card team to each league and hold a one-game playoff for each league to determine which wild card advances to the Division Series, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Sherman writes that one source told him the new playoff scenario is a "done deal," but another said nothing will be final until the collective bargaining agreement is ratified. The new system will possibly be ready for 2012, but will be implemented no later than 2013.
The report says both the players and owners hope to announce a new CBA during the World Series, although the two sides have not agreed on a slotting system for the draft. The two sides are also trying to finalize the new 15-team leagues with Houston moving to the American League, but that is hung up on the sale of the Astros to Jim Crane.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.