MLB, MLBPA Fail To Reach Agreement; First Lockout Since 1990

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MLB, MLBPA Fail To Reach Agreement; First Lockout Since 1990 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Thu Dec 2, 2021 1:19 pm

Major League Baseball locked out its players early Thursday morning, signifying the league\'s first work stoppage since 1990 after months of talks yielded little progress toward a new labor agreement.

Rob Manfred expressed disappointment in the lockout but said he believes it is \"the best mechanism to protect the 2022 season.\"

During a lockout, team officials and players cannot communicate in any way.

Major League free agency and trades of players on 40-man rosters end immediately. There was a flurry of deals struck before the labor deadline.

The MLBPA also issued a statement early Thursday morning, calling the lockout \"a dramatic measure, regardless of the timing.\"

Via Jeff Passan/ESPN

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