Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have each officially ratified the new collective bargaining agreement, per announcements from both entities. The new agreement will run for five years.
While the MLBPA executive board voted unanimously in favor of the deal, there was one dissenter among the ranks of MLB owners. The Rays’ Stuart Sternberg declined to support the CBA, as the AP first reported, telling Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the final document had failed to address the “extraordinary and widening competitive gap that exists on-field between higher and lower revenue clubs.”
The sides had previously announced agreement in principle on the game’s next CBA, and evidently worked through the final details over the last two weeks. Many of the details of the various new rules regimes are discussed in that link, though we’ll need to await release of the final document for a full understanding of all the nuances.