AP source: Players ask MLB for slew of financial documents
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FILE - IN this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Lawyers for the baseball players’ union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry’s finances, a person familiar with the request told The Associated Press. "There’s so many ways to hide the money,” Bauer said in a video he posted Wednesday, May 13, 2020, on Twitter. Bauer said owners could reduce ticket prices and at the same time charge more for parking garages they control through different entities that do not benefit the club. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
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Posted at 9:47 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated2020-05-15 11:47:42-04
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the request tells The Associated Press that lawyers for the baseball players' union asked Major League Baseball to submit a slew of financial documents that detail the industry's finances.
The type of financial disclosure the union asked for is more common during overall collective bargaining talks, which play out for many months or years, rather than the limited negotiation time available now.
Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer says owners have lots of ways to hide money.
Tampa Bay All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he would not take the mound this year if his salary is cut further.
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