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Report: MLB to cancel more games if no deal Tuesday

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With another deadline imposed by MLB to avoid canceling games amid the owners' lockout, the league and players union have already met Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear if they plan to meet again, but The Athletic's Evan Drellich and Ken Rosenthal reported MLB set Tuesday night as a deadline to avoid canceling another week of the regular season.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the first two series of the regular season are canceled last week after the league-imposed deadline for a new labor agreement passed without a deal.

According to Drellich and Rosenthal, MLB suggested Tuesday is a deadline for a full 162-game season and for players to receive full pay and service time — although those issues are all subject to negotiation.

The news suggests MLB could reschedule the previously canceled games with an agreement and play a full 162-game schedule. 

By all signs, the two sides remain far apart and an agreement is unlikely Tuesday. Among other key issues, there's a substantial gap between the league and union on the luxury tax threshold.

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