Latest MLB Lockout News: Thursday's CBA Meeting Ends Abruptly, Sides Address Time Crunch with Season Looming

Adam Taylor McKillop
When will the MLB Lockout end? Latest MLB Lockout news shows the next CBA meeting as pending on the scheduled first day of Spring Training.
When will the MLB Lockout end? Latest MLB Lockout news shows the next CBA meeting as pending on the scheduled first day of Spring Training. / Julio Aguilar/GettyImages

The MLB lockout continues to dominate the offseason headlines, and it's particularly concerning on Wednesday, Feb. 16, a day that was originally scheduled as the official start of Spring Training.

Check out the latest MLB Lockout news as of Wednesday, Feb. 16. The Duel will continue to update this article with timely updates around all news of the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) discussions between the league and MLB Players Association (MLBPA).

Latest MLB Lockout News

Feb. 18

The league officially announced the delay of Spring Training games. Games will not be played earlier than March 5.

Both sides are beginning to address the time crunch involved in these negotiations with the previously scheduled start of the regular season looming. MLB and MLBPA have agreed to meet more regularly starting next week, with the potential of daily discussions.

Feb. 17

The Feb. 17 meeting between the MLB and MLPA lasts very briefly, with reports suggesting the two sides met for 15 minutes. Thursday's edition was meant for the MLBPA to submit a new proposal.

Evening of Feb. 16

MLB insider Jon Heyman reported on Wednesday evening that the MLB and MLBPA have agreed to their next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17. More details will be revealed of potential discussions or progress made at these discussions.

Morning of Feb. 16

MLB insider Bob Nightengale reported another standoff between the MLB and MLBPA. According to Nightengale, both sides are "expected to meet again later this week" but currently have nothing officially scheduled.

The two parties previously met on Feb. 12 where the league made its latest proposal. This new offer included slight increases to the luxury tax threshold and minimum player salary, which are the biggest issues at hand, but was received as "underwhelming" by the player's union.

When Will the MLB Lockout End

There's a lot of limbo left in this discussions, as both sides will continue to trade new CBA proposals until an agreement can be reached. No MLB baseball activities will resume until this process is complete.

MLB Lockout News 2022

Prior to the Feb. 12 proposal, the MLB had officially requested (Feb. 3) federal mediation to help resolve some of the stark differences with the union. But, the MLBPA rejected this request the next day (Feb. 4), releasing an official statement that read "The clearest path to a fair and timely agreement is to get back to the table."


The MLB Lockout began on Dec. 2, 2021 when the previous collective bargaining agreement (CBA) expired and commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners unanimously voted to implement a lockout.

What is the 2022 MLB Lockout?

The CBA is an agreement between the players and team owners that stipulates everything from the length of the season, rules such as the designated hitter (DH), and specifics around salaries, free agency and more.

If no agreement is reached, the league's owners will effectively lockout the players and halt all offseason baseball activities including free-agent singings.

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