Mike Trout issues statement about MLB lockout
Mike Trout issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday regarding the MLB lockout.
The Los Angeles Angels outfielder showed support of his fellow players and solidarity with the MLBPA in his post.
Regarding The MLB Lockout: pic.twitter.com/QQUC1pWr5F
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 2, 2022
“I want to play, I love our game, but I know we need to get this CBA right,” Trout wrote. “Instead of bargaining in good faith – MLB locked us out. Instead of negotiating a fair deal – Rob canceled games.
“Players stand together. For our game, for our fans, and for every player who comes after us. We owe it to the next generation.”
Throughout the recent negotiations, Trout has also retweeted a few comments by his colleagues regarding the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
We want a system where threshold and penalties don’t function as caps, allows younger players to realize more of their market value, makes service time manipulation a thing of the past, and eliminate tanking as a winning strategy.
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) February 4, 2022
The last 24hrs I’d say there was cautious optimism on the players side because the owners were actually at the table negotiating with us toward a deal. What we’re asking is more than fair. If there’s no deal the optimism from MLB was a PR illusion to make it look like they tried.
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) March 1, 2022
MLB on Tuesday announced the cancelation of the first two series of the 2022 season. The cancelation came in response to the players unanimously rejecting MLB’s final CBA proposal to the players on Tuesday.
Trout, 30, is a 3-time AL MVP. He only played in 36 games last season due to a calf injury.
Trout has made nearly $190 million during his career and is contracted to earn another $334 million.
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