NEW YORK (AP) — Negotiators for locked-out players and Major League Baseball spent 16 1/2 hours bargaining, then recessed talks until this morning as Commissioner Rob Manfred let his deadline to reach a deal preserving a 162-game season pass.
Shortly after 3 a.m. on the 98th day of the lockout, MLB said no additional games had been canceled and talks will continue.
MLB made moves toward players on the key economic issues of the luxury tax, the amount of a new bonus pool for pre-arbitration-eligible players and minimum salaries. The league also pushed for its long-held goal of an international amateur draft.
Photo: Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gestures as he answers questions during a news conference after negotiations with the players’ association toward a labor deal, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)