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MLB, MLBPA Agree on Shift Ban, Pitch Clock and Larger Bases; Players Union Starts $1 Million Worker Fund

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Over the weekend, some news came out of the meetings between MLB and MLBPA. Although the news isn’t as big as some hoped, some progress was made. So far, MLB and MLBPA have agreed on implementing a pitch clock, bigger bases, and banning the shift. The three agreements will be implemented in the 2023 season; it would appear.

On top of the agreements, some other news came out this past weekend from MLBPA. It appears that the players union has set up a pool of $1 million for stadium workers and others affected by this long, drawn-out lockout. As of right now, there is no new meeting set between MLB and MLBPA. 

Here is the full statement released by MLBPA and the AFL-CIO

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