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Players Vote To Accept MLB’s Offer On New Labor Deal, Paving Way To End Lockout

Mar 10, 2022, 1:36 PM
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A view of the Opening Week logo on the field prior to the Texas Rangers taking on the Chicago Cubs during Opening Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington on March 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) — MLB Players voted to accept MLB’s offer on a new labor deal, paving the way to end the 99-day lockout and salvage the 162-game season.

Major League Baseball and its locked-out players gained momentum toward an agreement on Thursday after the bickering sides agreed to negotiate on an international amateur draft and management made a new counteroffer.

MLB told players if an agreement was reached by 3 p.m. Thursday and ratified later in the day, players could start reporting to spring training on Friday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

A deal Thursday also would preserve the 162-game schedule and Opening Day would be April 7, a little more than a week after the original March 31 date, the person said.

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