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MLBPA director of communications resigns after 19 years
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One of the most tenured spokesmen for the Major League Baseball Players Association is resigning, as Greg Bouris informed the union he would leave on Monday, according to The Associated Press. Bouris, who served with the MLBPA for 19 years, is vacating his seat as director of communications amid turmoil between the players' union and […]

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MLBPA bans media from attending free-agent camp
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Baseball’s 31st spring training camp will operate behind closed doors. The MLB Players Association is barring all media from attending the union-operated free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., a union spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday night. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark declined to comment to AP about the media ban. Amid the […]

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Boras' clients won't take part in MLBPA free-agent camp
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The slow-moving free-agent market has prompted the MLB Players Association to consider opening a 31st spring training camp where the many players without contracts could work out. But, despite representing some of the biggest names still available, prominent agent Scott Boras said Thursday his clients won't be taking part in any proposed free-agent camps run […]

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IMG Academy to host MLBPA free-agent camp
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IMG Academy and the MLB Players Association are joining forces to host a free-agent camp in Bradenton, Florida.

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MLBPA head: 'Race to the bottom' threatens game's integrity
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With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in a little over a week, nearly 100 free agents remain unsigned, which prompted MLBPA head Tony Clark to release a statement Tuesday citing his and the union’s concerns. “A record number of talented free agents remain unemployed in an industry where revenues and franchise values are […]

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Report: MLBPA preparing for possible spring camp for unsigned players
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The roughly 100 remaining unsigned free agents might not have a team to report to when spring training opens next week, but there might be somewhere they can get together in order to prepare for the upcoming season. The Major League Baseball Players’ Association is reportedly preparing for the possibility of holding a camp in […]

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MLBPA: 'Race to bottom' threatens integrity
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MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark says teams aren’t signing free agents because they are in “a race to the bottom.”

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MLBPA calls reports of spring boycott threats 'false'
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The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Sunday denying that there have been any attempts to organize a boycott of spring training in the wake of a slow offseason. "Recent press reports have erroneously suggested that the Players Association has threatened a 'boycott' of spring training," the statement reads. "Those reports are false. […]

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Clark: MLBPA will continue to defend free agency against any attack
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Amid increasing furor from players and their agents over baseball's unmoving free-agent market, Tony Clark, the MLBPA's beleaguered executive director, reaffirmed in a statement Friday his commitment to defending free agency, the "cornerstone of baseball's economic system," against any attack. “For decades free agency has been the cornerstone of baseball’s economic system and has benefited […]

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MLBPA executive director Tony Clark releases stern statement on free-agent market
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This has been the slowest free-agent market in MLB in years with more than 100 players still on the market. Many agents and players have spoken about the virtual standstill the league and available players are in, and tensions are beginning to mount. They have grown poignant enough that MLBPA executive

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MLB notebook: MLBPA complains about Marlins, Pirates
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The Major League Baseball Players Association expressed concern to the league regarding the salary-shedding moves implemented by the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates this offseason. "We have raised our concerns regarding both Miami and Pittsburgh with the commissioner, as is the protocol under

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Report: MLBPA investigating if Marlins, Pirates complying with revenue-sharing rules
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The dismantling of the Miami Marlins, and to a lesser extent, the Pittsburgh Pirates, has raised some eyebrows around MLB. During a time when free agency is at a standstill, the two National League clubs have had no issues making deals. Since December, the Marlins have traded Dee Gordon, Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian […]

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