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MLB, MLBPA reach new CBA; here’s everything you need to know

Bryce Harper is entering his fourth season with the Phillies. (Cheryl Pursell)

Update 6:30 p.m. ET: Jon Heyman of Audacy Sports was among those to note that the new CBA has been ratified.

Michael Silverman of The Boston Globe says that the lockout “will be officially lifted around 7.” That means that transactions can take place again.

Original Story

The t’s are still being crossed and i’s dotted, but it appears that the Major League Baseball lockout is over, setting up what will be a frenzied next few weeks for the Philadelphia Phillies and the league as a whole.

ESPN‘s Jeff Passan was the first to report that MLB and the Players Association have “a tentative agreement on a new labor deal.” Passan does note that the new collective bargaining agreement still needs ratification, but the belief is that’s going to happen.

Passan also confirms his colleague Jesse Rodgers’ report that the plan is for Opening Day to be on April 7, adding that players will be eligible to report for spring training “as early as tomorrow.” The regular season will be a full 162 games.

The transactions freeze that has been in place since the owners imposed a lockout on Dec. 1 will be lifted whenever the new CBA is officially ratified, with Passan saying that could come “as early as today.”

Here are some of the provisions of the new CBA:

This story will be updated as more details come in…


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  1. Paul

    March 11, 2022 at 8:52 am

    Where and when will the Phillies minor league teams start their season? Any changes? Will the Phillies come to Clearwater for some spring training?

  2. Jack fleming

    April 12, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Why is the box in the upper left hand side so small? They don’t show pitch count and speed anymore.

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