NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Major League Baseball The owner has imposed a door lock after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the players union.
Owners voted unanimously in favor of the account lockout, effective after the player collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. KST on Wednesday.
This marks the first job shutdown in baseball since a strike shortened the 1994 and 1995 seasons. It’s unclear if it will affect the opening date this upcoming spring.
The lockout prevents teams and players from having any contact, and stops trading and contracts free agents.
“There are a lot of different ways with the players as a whole that we believe we can make the game better. We are fully committed to doing that,” Sherzer told reporters. “I hear every other player, young or old, they say club and clubhouse are the same. Not only I think this, but everyone. That is obvious to all the players.”
“We have something in our rules that makes it non-competitive. It creates something that dents the interest of the fans. All of that needs to be addressed and addressed immediately, because the whole integrity and saneness of the game needs to go back to the way it was, so there’s going to be an incentive to get back on the ball and back. win every day,” Boras added.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred released a statement early Thursday morning, in part saying, “This defensive lockdown is necessary, because the players union vision for Major League Baseball will threaten threatens the competitiveness of most teams… It’s simply not a viable option. From the outset, the MLBPA was unwilling to move from their original position, compromise or cooperate to find solutions. “
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