Manfred hopes to get a deal done next week (Darren Yamashita - USA Today Sports)
Manfred hopes to get a deal done next week (Darren Yamashita - USA Today Sports)

MLB announces postponement of spring training games


by - Senior Editor -

Major League Baseball announced on Friday afternoon that the first week of Spring Training games will be postponed.

“We regret that, without a collective bargaining agreement in place, we must postpone the start of Spring Training games until no earlier than Saturday, March 5,” the league said in a statement. “All 30 clubs are unified in their strong desire to bring players back to the field and fans back to the stands.

“The clubs have adopted a uniform policy that provides an option for full refunds for fans who have purchased tickets from the clubs to any Spring Training games that are not taking place. We are committed to reaching an agreement that is fair to each side. On Monday, members of the owners’ bargaining committee will join an in-person meeting with the Players Association and remain every day next week to negotiate and work hard toward starting the season on time.”

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