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Spring Training for Free Agents IS Happening – Starts Next Week in Florida

MLB News and Rumors

Last night, it was an uncomfortable rumor, and now it’s an uncomfortable reality: beset by the prospect of a continued freeze in the free agent market, the Major League Baseball Players Association has arranged for a separate Spring Training camp for free agents who want to come and gear up for the season in an organized fashion. That portends an even longer freeze out, unfortunately. You just wish this wasn’t even necessary.

Ken Rosenthal dropped the details on Twitter today about the camp, which will take place in Bradenton, Florida:

It will be fascinating to see who arrives next week. Players represented by Scott Boras will not be there, and others may prefer to continue training on their own:

At the very start of camp, though, Rosenthal says you may see some players who ARE under contract showing up a the training camp as a sign of solidarity. Then they would head out to join their teams when required.

The circus continues.


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