Baseball is back! MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season
NEW YORK (AP/CBS 58) — Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season.
The union's executive board approved the agreement in a 26-12 vote, pending ratification by all players, a person familiar with the balloting said, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement was authorized.
MLB sent the players an offer Thursday and gave them until 3 p.m. to accept in order to play a full season.
The deal was still pending approval by MLB's owners.
BREAKING: Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor deal, sources tell ESPN. While it still needs to be ratified by both parties, that is expected to be a formality, and when it is:— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 10, 2022
Baseball is back.
Opening Day is April 7.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 10, 2022
Spring training games will start about March 18-20
If MLB holds to its current schedule, the Brewers would start the season at Wrigley Field April 7th.— Kevin Holden (@321cuekevin) March 10, 2022
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