League cancels more spring training games – NBC Chicago
Major League Baseball has canceled additional spring training games as the league’s player lockdown continues.
MLB, which canceled the first week of exhibition games Last weekannounced on Friday that three more games have been canceled: March 5-7.
The slate of the exhibition will start on March 8 at the earliest.
The cancellations come amid ongoing labor negotiations between MLB and the players’ union. The two sides met every day this week.
While MLB could lift the lock to open camps and start the season on time, it has set Monday as deadline for an agreement. Otherwise, the league announced it would begin canceling regular season games.
Opening day is scheduled for March 31.
Commissioner Rob Manfred joined on-site negotiations in Florida for the first time this week on Friday. Manfred met with union executive director Tony Clark one-on-one, according to multiple reports.
The league and union are expected to continue negotiations on Saturday – the originally scheduled start of the Cactus and Grapefruit League game.