MLB, Player’s Association briefly meet Saturday

The MLB and the MLB Player’s Association met Saturday for a meeting that lasted for under an hour.

The league and association are still trying to meet on terms on a new collective bargaining agreement.

The two sides remain very far apart from finalizing an agreement on a new deal, and an ownership-imposed lockout is the sport’s first work stoppage since 1995.

The MLB presented a counterproposal, which reportedly focused on core economic issues including changes to the pre-arbitration bonus pools, and slight increases to competitive balance tax thresholds.

MLBPA reps will fully review the proposal and possibly have a response in the near future.

As of now, Spring Training games are scheduled to begin on February 26, but it remains to be seen that a deal could get done within such a short time period.

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