ANDhe commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred canceled 93 more games from next season on Wednesday, putting more pressure on players and seemed to nullify the last possibility of playing a full campaign of 162 duels per club.
The major league office announced that two additional series per team were canceled, until April 13. This raised the number of matches deleted from the calendar to 184, 7.6% of the 2,430 that make up the season.
“In a last-ditch effort to preserve a 162-game season, this week we have made proposals in good faith that address the specific concerns expressed by the Players Association and that they would have allowed the players to return to the field immediately,” Manfred said in a statement.
“Given the logistical realities of the schedule, Two other series will be pulled from this one, which means opening day is postponed to April 14.”
The players’ negotiators had taken steps during the day to get closer to the proposals of the Major Leagues, whose leaders Meanwhile, they proposed a new option to the union in order to shorten the agreement in such a way that it ends in 2024.
This would lead to even more negotiations.
Although the differences were reduced around the three most thorny issues that are discussed, club owners continued to push to defend the old goal of an international amateur draft.
The players have rejected the proposal since July 28, when it was presented.