MLB: Season to be shortened if no deal by end of Monday

MLB Spring Baseball
Posted at 11:00 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 15:03:20-05

JUPITER, FL — Major League Baseball gave locked-out players five days to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling the union that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday.

After the third straight day of negotiations with little movement, MLB went public with what it had told the union on Feb. 12.

Players have not accepted Monday as a deadline and have suggested any missed games could be made up as part of doubleheaders, a method MLB said it will not agree to.