Statement from the Major League Baseball Players Association

JUPITER, March 1 – Rob Manfred and MLB’s owners have cancelled the start of the season. Players and fans around the world who love baseball are disgusted, but sadly not surprised.


From the beginning of these negotiations, Players’ objectives have been consistent—to promote competition, provide fair compensation for young Players, and to uphold the integrity of our market system. Against the backdrop of growing revenues and record profits, we are seeking nothing more than a fair agreement.


What Rob Manfred characterized as a “defensive lockout” is, in fact, the culmination of a decades-long attempt by owners to break our Player fraternity. As in the past, this effort will fail. We are united and committed to negotiating a fair deal that will improve the sport for Players, fans and everyone who loves our game.


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Declaración de la Asociacíon de Peloteros de Grandes Ligas


JUPITER, 1 de marzo – Rob Manfred y los dueños de clubes de Grandes Ligas han cancelado el inicio de la temporada. Los peloteros y fanáticos de todo el mundo que aman al béisbol están indignados, pero lamentablemente no están sorprendidos.


Desde el principio de estas negociaciones, los objetivos de los jugadores han sido consistentes -- promover la competencia, proveer una compensación justa para los Peloteros jóvenes y defender la integridad de nuestro sistema de mercado. En vista del aumento en los ingresos y récord de ganancias, no estamos buscando más que un acuerdo justo.