As you may have heard, the collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association has expired. As a result, MLB has taken the step of locking out Major League players in the hopes of accelerating the process to reach an agreement. Like our fans, we as an organization are disappointed in the situation.
We have faith in Commissioner Manfred and the leadership team at MLB, who continue to work around the clock to bring more competitive balance throughout the league. We are confident that there is a path to an agreement, and both sides will work together to strengthen the game we all love.
While we are not able to make any Major League roster moves during this time, we will continue to work on the development of our talented minor league players. We remain laser focused on continuing to execute our plan of developing this next wave of talent that will fuel the future of our success in Pittsburgh.
Above all else, we appreciate your ongoing support and patience as we work through this process. For more information and ongoing updates, please visit www.mlb.com/update.
The Pittsburgh Pirates