M.L.B. Extends Deadline for Canceling Games, but Only by Hours

Mar 1, 2022

After a marathon day of negotiations that ended at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Major League Baseball extended its deadline to reach a new labor deal with the players’ union to start the 2022 regular-season on time. Instead of canceling games, as it had threatened, baseball set a new deadline: 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The reason: A league spokesman, who spoke to reporters on the condition that he not be named, said the sides had made progress and wanted to exhaust every possibility to reach an agreement. The talks are expected to resume at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Reaching an agreement in the few hours before the new deadline, though, was not certain given the sizable gaps that remained on several major issues.

Source: The New York Times
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