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Players' union refuses to sign spring-training deal with runner-on-2nd rule

A proposal collapsed that would have put a runner on second base to start the 10th inning of spring training games, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The players’ association refused to sign the spring-training deal Wednesday, the person added. Major league spring training games start Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because ...

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With players' options a factor, Anthopoulos' focus on constructing Braves' best lineup for entirety of season

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Braves have options. They have them in terms of the makeup of the 25-man roster, and also in the way they use the minor league options to make their decisions. That was the message from general manager Alex Anthopoulos during Wednesday’s first workout with pitchers and catchers in camp. The team that Atlanta breaks camp with ...

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MLB players' union head says slow free-agent market threatens sport's integrity

Players’ union head Tony Clark claims the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport’s integrity, an assertion immediately rejected by Major League Baseball. In a statement and a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Clark voiced the frustration of the 100-plus free agents who remain unsigned with the start ...

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MLB players' union head says slow free-agent market threatens sport's integrity

Players’ union head Tony Clark claims the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport’s integrity, an assertion immediately rejected by Major League Baseball. In a statement and a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Clark voiced the frustration of the 100-plus free agents who remain unsigned with the start ...

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