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Report: MLB lockout looking realistic


Report: MLB lockout looking realistic

Major League Baseball's current collective-bargaining agreement expires on December 1, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is now reporting at lockout could happen if an agreement isn't reached.

According to sources, owners will consider voting to lock out the players if an agreement isn't reached. This would mark the first MLB labor problems in 21 years.

Owners aren't pleased with the pace of the players' union, but there are a few issues players intend to stand pat on. Even if the lockout starts the next day, there's still plenty of time for both parties to reach an agreement.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.