By CW69 News At 10

ATLANTA (CW69 News at Ten/CBS) — At 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired. Minutes later, MLB owners announced a lockout of the players. It is baseball’s first work stoppage since the 1994-95 players’ strike, and there’s no telling when it will end. With any luck, the work stoppage will end in time for spring training, though that may be optimistic.

Commissioner Rob Manfred held a press conference Thursday morning, noting the work stoppage was “bad for business” while saying he was optimistic the 2022 regular season would still start on time.

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MLB.com and official team websites like AtlantaBraves.com have removed all info on players and player transactions during the lockout. A story from League officials says this is due to the labor dispute.

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“Until a new agreement is reached, there will be limitations on the type of content we display,” the story says in part. “As a result, you will see a lot more content that focuses on the game’s rich history.”

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