New York. Lawyers representing the players arrived at the offices of Major League Baseball (MLB) to resume negotiations on Saturday, just four days before the scheduled start of spring training. However, the meeting ended without progress.
Bruce Meyer, the union’s lead negotiator, arrived with two members of the legal team for the session. Commissioner Rob Manfred indicated Thursday that he planned to present a new offer at the meeting.
The meeting between MLB and the MLBPA is over. The meeting lasted less than an hour.
As expected, there’s no deal
– Joon Lee (@joonlee) February 12, 2022
It was just the fifth negotiating session on economic issues since the ninth bosses’ strike began on December 2, after the five-year collective labor contract came to an end.
Several electronic media reported that the players continue to be unhappy with the proposals that were presented, which puts the start of the spring camps in danger.
Source: The MLBPA was unimpressed with MLB’s new proposal today. Players remain unhappy.
Their meeting lasted less than an hour.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) February 12, 2022