With the MLB lockout set to end, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty posted a cryptic message.
After 99 days, the MLB lockout finally reached its conclusion on Thursday, March 10. After the two parties decided on pushing back a decision on the international draft earlier in the day, the new collective bargaining agreement was sent to a vote to the league and player’s union, and will ultimately be approved. A season is happening and it will begin on Apr. 7.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty posted a message on Instagram regarding the impending deal, which can be viewed below:
Jack Flaherty posts cryptic message on Instagram following end to MLB lockout
In terms of how the vote went, the union executive board voted 8-0 against the latest proposal by the league. However, the teams voted 26-4 in favor of the CBA proposal, where the four teams who dissented with the Cardinals, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and New York Mets, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. Additionally, Rosenthal said that the executive subcommittee wanted luxury tax thresholds to be pushed higher.
The vote now goes to the ownership side, where it is expected to be approved and the lockout will officially reach its end.
With that, players will report to spring training imminently, with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand noting that camps are expected to open on Sunday, March 13, where the games will start around March 18-20. From there, the 2022 regular-season will officially begin on Apr. 7. In regards to the four series that were “canceled” by the league, they will be rescheduled at a later date, per Feinsand.
For the full details of the new collective bargaining agreement, we have you covered.