After Major League Baseball requested the presence of a federal mediator on Thursday to assist with the lockout, the Players Association rejected this request with a statement on Friday.
Statement from the Major League Baseball Players Association: pic.twitter.com/KBssy2e66U— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) February 4, 2022
Following the rejection from the Players Association, the league crafted its own response.
“It is time to get assistance.”— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 4, 2022
Major League Baseball responded today to the MLBPA rejecting the intervention of a federal mediator. The entire statement, via a league spokesman: pic.twitter.com/3jGBLPGudX
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that MLB owners are scheduled to meet in Orlando next week. Until then, we continue to monitor any communications between MLB and MLBPA.
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