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Rob Manfred, Tony Clark meet in a ‘productive’ face-to-face meeting

Rob Manfred and Tony Clark

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. talks with Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association Tony Clark during batting practice prior to Game 2 of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by LG Patterson/MLB via Getty Images)

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Jon Heyman reports that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark had “what’s being called a productive meeting face-to-face in Arizona.”

Heyman says that the in-person meeting was called at Manfred’s request, which makes sense given that the ball, negotiations-wise, was in his court. As you’ll recall, the last exchange involved Clark challenging MLB to put out a schedule and tell the players “when and where” they’re going to play. Manfred, in response, went on ESPN on Monday and said that he was not certain there would be a season at all.

There are no details yet about what Clark and Manfred discussed, but at least it’s something.

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