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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Actual MLB Labor Agreement Outlined


The actual release from MLB:

SUMMARY OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION-MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LABOR AGREEMENT

I.. TERM
a. Five-year contract
b. December 1, 2016 termination date

II.. SCHEDULING, REALIGNMENT, AND POSTSEASON PLAY
  • a. Beginning no later than the 2013 Postseason, Postseason play will be expanded for the first time since 1995. A second Wild Card will be awarded to the Club in each league with the second-best overall record among Clubs that do not win a division. The two Wild Card Clubs will play a single Postseason game, the winner of which will advance to the Division Series. A decision on adding two Wild Cards for 2012 will be made no later than March 1, 2012.
  • b. The Houston Astros will move to the American League West starting in 2013, creating two leagues of 15 Clubs each.
  • c. Starting in 2013, Interleague games will be played throughout the entire schedule, rather than exclusively in specific inter-league segments.
  • d. Active Roster limits will be expanded to 26 for certain regular or split doubleheaders.
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