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MLB, MLBPA to resume negotiations Thursday

Core economic proposals, intentional tanking issues are on the table.

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For the first time since December 1, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are expected to resume core economics negotiations, writes Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

MLB has reportedly been constructing new proposals since December and reached out to the union on Tuesday to schedule a call in the hopes of preventing a delay to the start of spring training.

The proposals center around core economic concerns, including minimum salaries, and competitive balance issues, such as intentionally tanking seasons, but do not address free agency or salary arbitration, according to Nightengale.

The last meeting between MLB and the players’ union lasted approximately seven minutes.

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