It is very easy for me to say this since I'm not involved but as the coronavirus pandemic now moves into the fifth month in terms of public awareness and governmental response, its fast becoming a matter of not if but when one will contract the virus. I do not say that because I'm fatalistic and hopeless but rather because I'm hopeful that we as humans will resolve to simply do the following; live your life.
At some point you have to live your life. Vendors at sports arenas either have to find something else to make an income or show up for work. The back office staff in Arlington will have to find something else to do or show up for work. The players will either have to find something else to do or show up for work.
The word "or" is the fulcrum. Where do you come down...do you find something else to do or do you show up for work? Each side has risks. One can argue that finding something else to do is safer but how do you really know that? While it is true that you may not be subjected to a travel schedule that involves close contact with dozens of other people, human activity is most often predicated on some form of close contact.
What I think will happen is that some players who are well off will decide to sit it out until next season when we will, hopefully, have a vaccine that is available. If you're making $563,000 (the MLB minimum for the 2019 season), you SHOULD have some money left over especially if you're young and likely are not married, shouldn't have too many kids, etc... Players who need the money will play. A "champion" will be crowned in October regardless. I am hopeful that the powers-that-be are not quick to put an asterisk next to the championship due to the small number of games and, perhaps, the lack of big name talent on the opposing teams. If anything, winning in 2020 may be one of the more difficult accomplishments any team would face given the obstacles the eventual winner faced.