Tony Clark

Union files grievance against Marlins, A’s, Pirates, Rays

BRANDETON, Fla./February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Major League Baseball Players Association filed a grievance against the Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays, accusing the teams of failing to appropriately spend revenue-sharing money. Union spokesman Chris Dahl, speaking Tuesday at the union’s training camp for free agents, said the grievance was … Continue reading Union files grievance against Marlins, A’s, Pirates, Rays

Clark: Players still concerned about unsigned free agents

FORT MYERS, Fla./February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Nearly two full weeks into spring training, dozens of accomplished free agents around the major leagues are still unsigned. There’s a new rule limiting visits to the mound, too, creating at least some early confusion about how to keep track. So while their collective bargaining agreement runs through … Continue reading Clark: Players still concerned about unsigned free agents

APNewsBreak: Runner-on-2nd rule off for spring training

TAMPA, Fla. /February 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press a proposal collapsed that would have had a runner on second base at the start of 10th innings in spring training games. The players’ association refused to sign the spring-training deal Wednesday. Major league spring training games start … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Runner-on-2nd rule off for spring training

Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

February 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won’t make the deadline. Perhaps 100 free agents still seek contracts as the start of spring training workouts on Feb. 14 draws near, a group … Continue reading Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

Baseball union head says rebuilding teams threaten integrity

NEW YORK/February 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Baseball players’ union head Tony Clark says the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport’s integrity. “A record number of talented free agents remain unemployed in an industry where revenues and franchise values are at record highs,” he said in a statement … Continue reading Baseball union head says rebuilding teams threaten integrity

Manfred, Clark meet over pitch clocks, mound visit limits

NEW YORK/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark met Tuesday, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits. Management has the right to implement the rules changes it proposed last year. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can … Continue reading Manfred, Clark meet over pitch clocks, mound visit limits

AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits

NEW YORK/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The players’ association rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. Union head Tony Clark and deputy general counsel Matt Nussbaum informed MLB of the decision Thursday during … Continue reading AP source: Baseball players reject pitch clock, mound limits