If you're a fan of a National League team, or just a baseball purist who is sick and exhausted of the designated hitter, you don't have to worry. The current CBA expires at the end of the 2021 season.
Management proposed changes January 14, the union responded February 1 and the next move is up to Major League Baseball. Both sides will continue to negotiate potential changes to the game during the offseason.
"It's important to have dialogue to make the game as compelling as possible for the fans, " San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer said. "We've got another week to go, and I'm really hopeful that the representatives for the players find a club and they're able to make a deal".
One change in terminology was announced: Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Major League Baseball is changing the name of its disabled lists to injured lists at the suggestion of advocacy groups for the disabled, including the Link20 Network.
ESPN first reported one proposal includes a study to lower the pitching mound.
PSG striker Cavani could miss Man Utd first leg
Meunier has suffered concussion and will be examined again at the end of this week before he can return to action. PSG may now have to field a front three of Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Kylian Mbappé, which is. not bad.
Major League Baseball has no plans to adopt a universal DH before the 2022 season, two officials with direct knowledge of the decision, told USA TODAY Sports after the completion of their owners' meetings in Orlando, Fla.
"In recent years, the commissioner has received several inquiries regarding the name of the "Disabled List, '" Pfeifer wrote".
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019, but bolder ideas suggested by players such as expanding the designated hitter to the National League are too complicated to be put in place for this season. All standards and requirements for placement, reinstatement, etc., shall remain unchanged.
ESPN said the change, which is effective immediately, came at the urging of disability advocacy groups. While the three-batter minimum could cause the loss of jobs for some traditional left-handed specialists, the roster expansion to 26 players - bringing 30 extra big league jobs - could be an enticement for union to agree.