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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

MLBPA Director Tony Clark Voices Opposition To Draft

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark voiced opposition to the draft Tuesday in an address to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Asked if he viewed the draft as “inherently anti-labor,” Clark responded “yes.”

“Limiting and restricting the opportunities of entry, I’ll stand here—and I did at the bargaining table—suggesting that I’d like to remove all of it,” Clark said.

Commissioner Rob Manfred, who followed Clark’s address with his own, said Major League Baseball has not considered removing the draft and that he had not previously heard that stance from Clark.

“Every professional sport has a draft,” Manfred said. “It’s part of the normal economic system that preserves the competitive balance in a sport, number one.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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