10/12/2013 12:00 PM ET
MLBPA statement regarding the winter leagues agreement
The Major League Baseball Players Association today released the following statement regarding the agreement between Major League Baseball and the winter leagues:
"The Major League Baseball Players Association is extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with Major League Baseball and the various winter leagues, allowing 40-man roster players an opportunity to compete in front of some of the sport's most passionate fans. Given the role the winter leagues have played with respect to player development and cultural pride for many of our members, along with the direct involvement and input from our player leadership, we are very happy to have helped all involved parties work together to get the players back on the field."