MLB cancels Spring Training games until at least one new date already announced

The spring training games of MLB 2022 will not start until at least next Friday, March 18, the league announced on its website. The exhibition work had previously been ruled out until March 11.

It’s not a surprising delay, as it’s unlikely there will be a new collective bargaining agreement in place to start spring training games sooner. It seems likely that at least a week will elapse between the completion of a new collective bargaining agreement and the start of spring training games:

Teams will still need some time to get the rest of their offseason work done. Players will need at least a few days to report to camps before diving into the game.

MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem and the union’s chief negotiator, Bruce Meyer, met informally yesterday, but MLB Network’s Jon Heyman writes that the meeting “provided little progress.”

The league and the Players Association have no further talks currently scheduled, although the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal tweeted this morning that the MLBPA is preparing a counteroffer to MLB’s latest proposal.

Talks are expected to resume soon, and it is hoped that the union’s willingness to discuss a 14-team playoff field again could push negotiations forward.

Of greater concern to most than the start of spring training is when the regular season will begin. So far, the league has canceled the first two regular-season series, and the league’s website lists April 7 as the date for the first scheduled games.

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That, too, seems likely to be pushed back soon, as commissioner Rob Manfred has indicated he wants a four-week spring training period (from the start of player reports, not from the start of the first spring training game). ). MLB announced the cancellation of Opening Day scheduled for March 31 30 days in advance. There are 34 days left until April 7th.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB cancels Spring Training games until at least one new date already announced