Meetings scheduled for the Players Association this week have been postponed in order to focus on the negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement, league sources told Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Agents were set to meet Tuesday in Los Angeles and Wednesday in Chicago but instead, the sessions have been put on hold.
The postponement is due in part to a lack of manpower for the MLBPA. MLBPA leadership also didn’t want to go before player agents without being able to share the terms of the new basic agreement before it's established.
One source with close knowledge of the CBA talks said the two parties remain hopeful that a deal can be struck this week. In recent days, the players and owners reached near agreement on amateur draft spending which is one of the most significant hurdles to reaching a new deal.