flytande Prilosec dos vart kan man beställa Triamterene vart kan jag köpa Albenza Maxalt mot ångest dos kan man köpa Albendazole i kroatien köpa Imitrex thailand köpa Protonix inom eu köpa blå Dulcolax farligt köpa Plaquenil på nätet apoteket hjärtat Urispas pris Dulcolax snabb leverans sverige köpa Seroflo grekland köpa Carbozyne i eu Lariam dosering halsfluss våga köpa Tadacip på nätet köpa Celadrin online 2012 måste man ha recept för att köpa Shatavari bästa pris Crestor köpa Maxalt i grekland köpa Venlor polen köpa riktig Suprax Finpecia generisk Finpecia skillnad Protonix gel pris apoteket köpa Amantadine gran canaria Innopran pris på apoteket Betapace hexal köpa Voveran lägre pris köpa Himplasia billig köpa Ciplox på ica behövs recept för Prandin är det lagligt att köpa Rumalaya på nätet köpa Lincocin i phuket Adalat pris i sverige pris FML Forte apotek hjärtat köpa Zaditor barcelona Wellbutrin dosering rampfeber köpa Mentat på internet kan man köpa Indinavir i thailand Reminyl plåster pris köpa Probalan på nätet säkert köpa Coumadin inrikes dosering Viagra till hund Levlen med snabb leverans var kan man beställa Eulexin Stromectol pfizer köpa köpa Finpecia mot faktura svårt att få recept på Colchicine kan man köpa Plaquenil på apoteket i spanien köpa Allopurinol i phuket våga köpa Decadron på nätet köpa generisk Phenergan online beställa Panmycin pulver Cyklokapron migrän dos kan man köpa Celadrin receptfritt lagligt beställa Lincocin behöver man recept för Vytorin bra sida att köpa Hytrin köpa Lopid 20mg Deltasone hög dos kan man köpa Sumycin spanien Mircette dosering ångest köpa Minomycin i apoteket kan man köpa Paxil på apoteket Albendazole i sverige utan recept viagra Kamagra köpa svårt att få recept på Zyprexa kan man köpa Renagel i spanien köpa Xalatan estland köpa Periactin i thailand kan man köpa Celebrex utan recept försäljning Dutas köpa Probalan 100mg lagligt att beställa Erythromycin på nätet generisk Strattera i sverige köpa Lotensin i england behövs recept för Noroxin i spanien Dapoxetine receptfritt pris köpa Sinequan inrikes köpa Ditropan från turkiet vågar man köpa Vytorin på nätet köpa eljo Propranolol vad kostar Yasmin med recept köpa Glucophage egypten köpa Benfotiamine i riga köpa Ethionamide super active beställa Decadron på internet var köper man billig Kemadrin våga köpa Strattera på nätet köpa Tegretol online 2013 Cafergot duo leverans var kan man köpa Zyvox duo är generisk Zoloft farligt Midamor duo leverans Tricor online snabb leverans köpa Biaxin estland köpa Compazine på postförskott kan man köpa Stromectol i thailand beställa Differin 2012 Cardura låg dos köpa Phenergan inom eu köpa Hydrea i ryssland beställa Evista sverige Dapoxetine jelly snabb leverans köpa Phexin tabletter Pristiq dosering urinvägsinfektion köpa Femcare duo köp Claritin snabb leverans behöver man recept för Venlor kan man köpa Allegra i sverige Chloroquine utan recept i sverige var kan jag köpa Benemid köpa Keflex original säkra sidor att köpa Eulexin Temovate dosering urinvägsinfektion lagligt att köpa Mircette eljo Estrace pris i vilka länder kan man köpa Diabecon receptfritt Calan receptfritt pris vart kan man köpa Advair beställa Diarex online flashback kan man köpa Aristocort thailand Epivir-HBV till katt dosering köpa Peni Large malmö Viagra pris apoteket hjärtat beställa Duetact i sverige Aldactone på apoteket pris köpa Minomycin i göteborg köpa Alavert på rhodos är det lagligt att köpa Dipyridamole skillnad mellan generisk Avana köpa Clindamycin mot postförskott Unisom dos nervositet bästa sidan att köpa Keppra köpa Nitrofurantoin stockholm köpa Floxin i sverige flashback köpa Deltasone på nätet flashback köpa Lasuna online 2013 var köpa äkta Deltasone eljo Plendil dimmer pris köpa Rogaine 5 utomlands köpa Singulair i barcelona köpa Bactroban säkert på nätet köpa Suhagra på mallorca var köpa Sinequan Risperdal pris sverige generisk Florinef sverige pris Doxycycline apotek hjärtat kan man köpa Panmycin receptfritt i danmark hur köpa Carbozyne pris Diflucan apotek hjärtat Acivir snabbast leverans köpa Epivir-HBV göteborg Atarax snabb leverans recept för Baclofen Aciphex dosering halsfluss vart beställa Zithromax köpa Risperdal polen behövs recept för Suprax köpa Rogaine 5 i malmö Confido köpa köpa Sinemet gran canaria Coreg online snabb leverans apoteket Keflex gel pris Clonidine dosering urinvägsinfektion bra sida att köpa Fluoxetine köpa Epivir-HBV online billigt Pletal vägguttag pris var kan man köpa Detrol Hydrea jelly köpa Eulexin pris sverige kan man köpa Colospa i tyskland Aciphex snabb leverans sverige var kan man köpa Danazol beställa Aygestin flashback bästa pris på Bentyl pasteta od Bentyl recept köpa Paxil estland köpa Bestina flashback 2013 var kan jag köpa Casodex Deltasone dosering sömn köpa Apcalis alanya var köper man billig Himplasia Aricept säker leverans Probalan hög dos köpa Indocin inom eu köpa Antivert på nätet lagligt köpa Prevacid för kvinnor var köpa Silvitra flashback Celadrin dosering föredrag vad kostar Geriforte med recept Rogaine 5 tabletter pris sverige skaffa recept till Dulcolax köpa Prinivil estland köpa Benadryl i sverige köpa Keppra online flashback skaffa recept Triamterene beställa Cystone jelly köpa Tegretol butik kan man köpa Trandate i danmark bästa stället att köpa Clonidine kan man köpa Nicotinell på ica Ventolin rapid recept Albenza tabletter pris sverige beställa Septilin i sverige var kan man köpa Risperdal duo köpa Premarin 100mg kan man köpa Allopurinol i spanien var köpa Vermox pris Claritin sverige vart kan jag köpa Menosan köpa Avodart snabbt köpa Augmentin jelly Lisinopril recept sverige säkert ställe att köpa Vytorin köpa Dulcolax på internet köpa Lozol egypten lagligt att beställa Zebeta på nätet köpa Colospa stockholm pris för Aricept Lamisil köpa apoteket eljo Eulexin dimmer pris köpa Nootropil kroatien köpa Isoniazid i frankrike pris Moduretic apotek hjärtat bästa sidan att köpa Arcoxia köpa Zyban usa köp billig Alli är det lagligt att köpa Floxin Himcocid gel recept köpa Tetracycline egypten är det säkert att köpa Aciclovir på nätet köpa Advair online sverige köpa Haldol i kina apoteket hjärtat Ayurslim pris Antivert flytande dosering Moduretic strömbrytare pris köpa billigt Bentyl köpa Xeloda för kvinnor Trimox nervositet dos köpa Albendazole lagligt Nizoral beställa beställa container Cafergot göteborg kan man köpa Aceon på gran canaria Diarex på nätet utan recept köpa Slimex i amsterdam Aldara jelly snabb leverans vart kan jag köpa Diovan köpa Zenegra köpa Diabecon jelly Tamoxifen uttag pris köpa Prandin i tyskland generisk Omnicef sverige köpa Prazosin turkiet är det olagligt att beställa Seroquel vart kan jag köpa Duetact bästa stället att köpa Lamictal på köpa Desyrel i danmark kan man köpa Benadryl thailand billig Bonnispaz sverige köpa Prograf turkiet köpa Zestoretic på cypern köpa kvinnlig Aspirin köpa Bupropion från england kan man köpa Ranitidine receptfritt på apoteket måste man ha recept för att köpa Cardizem köpa Altace på nätet flashback Rumalaya dos migrän vill köpa Prazosin Ethionamide dödlig dos billig Bactroban snabb leverans kan man köpa Fosamax i spanien köpa riktig Premarin köpa Effexor tallinn köpa Trial Erection packs teneriffa Kemadrin rapid recept köpa Pletal rhodos i vilka länder kan man köpa Dilantin receptfritt billig Norvasc snabb leverans köpa billig Lanoxin Protonix dosering vuxna kan man köpa Coumadin i prag köpa Trileptal i italien var kan man köpa Alli tips köpa Avodart beställa container Endep göteborg Provera att köpa köpa Cystone utan recept kan man köpa Procardia receptfritt på apoteket att köpa Toradol Kytril receptfritt pris snabb leverans på Ampicillin vem vill köpa Furosemide Neurontin snabb leverans sverige Sarafem dos urinvägsinfektion apotekets pris på Sinemet att köpa Lynoral köpa Haldol för män Risperdal hög dos beställa Lamisil på nätet Femcare snabb leverans måste man ha recept för att köpa Actoplus köpa Lamisil på rhodos köpa Glucophage billig olagligt att beställa Eulexin på nätet lagligt köpa Femara köpa Prednisolone apoteket Ralista mot nervositet dos våga köpa Abana på nätet köpa Atrovent apotek Suhagra i sverige utan recept köpa Serevent i estland Zyprexa dödlig dos beställa Lukol flashback köpa Zyloprim på kanarieöarna pris på Ashwagandha med recept lagligt att beställa Myambutol kan man köpa Glucovance i italien köpa Sinemet i norge köpa Viagra butik Tadacip gel recept våga köpa Cyklokapron på nätet köpa Lynoral inom sverige köpa Haldol på rhodos köpa generisk Chloromycetin i sverige köpa Strattera i tallinn skaffa recept Reglan kan man köpa Bestina på gran canaria köpa Clarina på internet köpa Ventolin 10mg Tenormin snabb leverans köpa Tetracycline på internet Plaquenil utan recept Zyrtec dosering migrän bästa pris på Stromectol beställa container Norvasc göteborg köpa Evista prag köpa Aceon på kanarieöarna var kan jag köpa Cozaar Nizagara recept sverige var kan man köpa Nitrofurantoin Benfotiamine vägguttag pris Duphalac sverige snabb leverans beställa container Zebeta köpa Elimite stockholm köpa jord Zaditor köpa Charboleps i italien köpa Silagra i spanien Nitrofurantoin för kvinnor pris Casodex turkiet pris köpa Diakof alanya köpa Avalide på postförskott köpa äkta Requip köpa Penegra i amsterdam snabb leverans på Clomid köpa Lynoral grekland köpa Noroxin på cypern köpa Ranitidine polen dödlig dos av Chloroquine eljo Glucovance uttag pris Metoclopramide köpa Fucidin dosering vuxna säkert att köpa Voveran på nätet Minocycline utan recept i sverige Bystolic vet dosering köpa Vasotec bangkok pris Slimex apotek hjärtat köpa Atorlip-5 i eu Zocor strömställare pris köpa Minomycin i amsterdam vart kan man köpa Doxazosin online köpa Imitrex i helsingborg bra ställe o köpa Paxil Suprax köpa eljo Silvitra dimmer pris Toprol dos nervositet Emsam recept sverige var köpa äkta Lioresal köpa generisk Bentyl i sverige Aldactone dosering första gången pris Eulexin apotek hjärtat beställa container Plaquenil köpa Roxithromycin butik flytande Duetact dos Desyrel att köpa köpa Levothroid snabbt köpa Lioresal polen köpa jord Atrovent köpa Bactrim inom eu Zetia dosering till hund Top Avana dosering lunginflammation eljo Hydrochlorothiazide bästa pris eljo Bupropion dimmer pris Orlistat rekommenderad dos kan man köpa Trandate på apoteket i spanien vart kan man köpa Liv 52 köpa Rumalaya usa Dipyridamole pris apoteket Benzac dosering första gången säkra sidor att köpa FML Forte köpa Desyrel utomlands Atarax bra pris Voltaren köpa online pris hyra container Vermox säkert ställe att köpa Citalopram bästa pris Lotensin farligt köpa Strattera på nätet Periactin kapslar pris Charboleps receptfritt pris Detrol vilken dos köpa Acticin gran canaria lagligt beställa Topamax köpa Ranitidine snabbt Biaxin plåster pris Albendazole utan recept spanien vart beställa Kamagra Zyloprim online utan recept vart kan man köpa Minocycline köpa Unisom 20mg köpa Casodex 10mg Nitrofurantoin dos urinvägsinfektion behövs recept för Zestril i spanien är det lagligt att köpa Shallaki på nätet köpa Indocin usa kan man köpa Prinivil på teneriffa Sominex usa köpa lagligt att köpa Imdur på nätet Pilex oral jelly billig är det olagligt att köpa Amitriptyline på nätet Procardia dosering migrän Altace pris på apoteket att köpa Zoloft i sverige eljo Requip dimmer pris köpa Metformin i sverige köpa Lipitor phuket Ophthacare 100 billig Diltiazem uttag pris beställa Albendazole på faktura apoteket hjärtat Fluoxetine pris köpa Vermox olagligt Omnicef tabletter pris sverige Aristocort dosering första gången beställa Naltrexone 2012 Skelaxin migrän dos köpa Paroxetine på nätet köpa Altace mot faktura köpa concerta Imdur Risperdal dosering vuxen köpa Finax flashback 2014 dödlig dos Toprol köpa Gasex gran canaria bästa pris på Toprol Lincocin dos nervositet köpa Plaquenil i lettland köpa Evecare över disk köpa Chloromycetin kina Finpecia utan recept köpa Stromectol i filippinerna hur kan man köpa Vasotec Voltaren låg dos hur köpa Diarex för hög dos Lipitor Digoxin vilken dos kan man köpa Renagel på apotek köpa Bestina i italien lagligt att köpa Panmycin köpa Zebeta i tallin viagra Tofranil köpa lagligt beställa Keflex Deltasone flytande dosering beställa Bactrim sverige var kan man köpa Noroxin receptfritt är det lagligt att köpa Moduretic Slim Tea dosering halsfluss generisk Xalatan biverkningar köpa Avalide i stockholm var kan man köpa V-gel duo köpa blå Aldactone dödlig dos av Zaditor pris hyra container Ditropan kan man köpa Zyvox på nätet köpa Copegus på kanarieöarna köpa äkta Acticin kan man köpa Minomycin i sverige köpa Cipro 10mg bästa pris Benadryl beställa Himcocid england köpa Atrovent för män vart ska man köpa Lasuna funkar generisk Minocin Furosemide k dosering köpa Chloroquine i indien köpa billig Motilium köpa riktig Alli beställa Luvox för kvinnor köpa Florinef i england köpa Albenza gran canaria köpa Omnicef usa apotekets pris på 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CBA Summaries
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 13:38

UPDATE#2: As part of the new Lottery within the Draft, some picks can now be traded

The picks for the new Competitive Balance Lottery – which represents a small number of picks – are assignable (tradable).   The Competitive Balance Lottery will be active for 2013.  There will only be certain times of the year when those picks can be traded.

For the Competitive Balance Lottery, it’s six picks after the first round and six picks after the second round.

UPDATE: Here are more details around how the Signing Bonus Pool works within the Draft:

  • The range of the Signing Bonus Pool is from $4.5 million-$11.5 million.
  • The more picks a club has, the larger the pool becomes that the club will have to work with.
  • The size of the pools will standardize more from club to club after next year’s class of free agents.
  • The size of the pools will be dependent on the number of picks a club has in a given year and where those picks fall within each round. A club with the first pick of the Draft will have the largest pool.

Source: MLB


Here are the details of the new 5-year labor deal just announced by MLB and the MLBPA:

I.. TERM

a. Five-year contract

b. December 1, 2016 termination date

II.. SCHEDULING,, REALIGNMENT,, AND POSTSEASON PLAY

a. Beginning no later than the 2013 Postseason, Postseason play will be expanded for the first

time since 1995. A second Wild Card will be awarded to the Club in each league with the

second-best overall record among Clubs that do not win a division. The two Wild Card Clubs

will play a single Postseason game, the winner of which will advance to the Division Series. A

decision on adding two Wild Cards for 2012 will be made no later than March 1, 2012.

b. The Houston Astros will move to the American League West starting in 2013, creating two

leagues of 15 Clubs each.

c. Starting in 2013, Interleague games will be played throughout the entire schedule, rather than

exclusively in specific inter-league segments.

d. Active Roster limits will be expanded to 26 for certain regular or split doubleheaders.

III.. RESERVE SYSTEM INCLUDING AMATEUR PLAYERS

a. Free Agency

1. All eligible Players will become free agents as of the end of the World Series, with no

election required, and the “quiet period” will be five days.

2. The tender date will be December 2 beginning in 2012.

3. Article XX(B) free agents signing minor league contracts who are not added to the

Opening Day roster or unconditionally released 5 days prior to Opening Day shall receive

an additional $100,000 retention bonus and the right to opt out on June 1.

b. Draft Pick Compensation

1. Starting in 2012, “Type A” and “Type B” free agents and the use of the Elias ranking

system will be eliminated.

2. The current system of draft pick compensation will be replaced with the following

system:

A. Only Players who have been with their Clubs for the entire season will be subject

to compensation.

B. A free agent will be subject to compensation if his former Club offers him a

guaranteed one-year contract with a salary equal to the average salary of the

125-highest paid Players from the prior season. The offer must be made at the

end of the five-day free agent “quiet period,” and the Player will have seven days

to accept the offer.

C. A Club that signs a player subject to compensation will forfeit its first round

selection, unless it selects in the top 10, in which case it will forfeit its secondhighest

selection in the draft.

D. The Player’s former Club will receive a selection at the end of the first round

beginning after the last regularly scheduled selection in the round. The former

Clubs will select based on reverse order of winning percentage from the prior championship season.

c. Salary Arbitration Eligibility

1. The percentage of players with two years of service who will be arbitration eligible will

be increased from the top 17% to the top 22% in terms of service.

2. All players tied at the 22% cutoff will be eligible for arbitration.

d. Minimum Salaries

1. Major League will increase from $414,000 in 2011 to: $480,000 in 2012; $490,000 in

2013; and $500,000 in 2014; COLA in 2015 and 2016.

2. Minor League will increase from $67,300 in 2011 to: $78,250 in 2012; $79,900 in 2013;

and $81,500 in 2014; COLA in 2015 and 2016.

e. Rule 4 Draft

1. The draft will continue to be conducted in June, but the signing deadline will be moved

to a date between July 12 and July 18 depending on the date of the All-Star Game.

2. Drafted players may only sign Minor League contracts.

3. Signing Bonus Pools

A. Each Club will be assigned an aggregate Signing Bonus Pool prior to each draft.

For the purpose of calculating the Signing Bonus Pools, each pick in the first 10

rounds of the draft has been assigned a value. (These values will grow each year

with the rate of growth of industry revenue.) A Club’s Signing Bonus Pool equals

the sum of the values of that Club’s selections in the first 10 rounds of the draft.

Players selected after the 10th round do not count against a Club’s Signing

Bonus Pool if they receive bonuses up to $100,000. Any amounts paid in excess

of $100,000 will count against the Pool.

B. Clubs that exceed their Signing Bonus Pools will be subject to penalties as

follows:

Excess of Pool Penalty (Tax on Overage/Draft Picks)

  • 0-5% 75% tax on overage
  • 5-10% 75% tax on overage and loss of 1st round pick
  • 10-15% 100% tax on overage and loss of 1st and 2nd round picks
  • 15%+ 100% tax on overage and loss of 1st round picks in next two drafts

4. Proceeds generated by the tax will be distributed to payee Clubs under the Revenue Sharing

Plan that do not exceed their Signing Bonus Pools. Draft picks that are forfeited by Clubs will

be awarded to other Clubs through a lottery in which a Club’s odds of winning will be based

on its prior season’s winning percentage and its prior season’s revenue. Only Clubs that do

not exceed their Signing Bonus Pools are eligible for the lottery.

5. Competitive Balance Lottery

A. For the first time, Clubs with the lowest revenues and in the smallest markets will

have an opportunity to obtain additional draft picks through a lottery.

B. The ten Clubs with the lowest revenues, and the ten Clubs in the smallest

markets, will be entered into a lottery for the six draft selections immediately

following the completion of the first round of the draft. A Club’s odds of winning

the lottery will be based on its prior season’s winning percentage.

C. The eligible Clubs that did not receive one of the six selections after the first

round, and all other payee Clubs under the Revenue Sharing Plan, will be

entered into a second lottery for the six picks immediately following the

completion of the second round of the draft. A Club’s odds of winning the

lottery will be based on its prior season’s winning percentage.

D. Picks awarded in the Competitive Balance Lottery may be assigned by a Club,

subject to certain restrictions.

E. Top 200 prospects will be subject to a pre-draft drug test and will participate in a

pre-draft medical program.

f. International Talent Acquisition

1. By December 15, 2011, the parties will form an International Talent Committee to

discuss the development and acquisition of international players, including the potential

inclusion of international amateur players in a draft or in multiple drafts.

2. For the 2012-13 signing season, each Club will be allocated an equal Signing Bonus

Pool.

3. For each signing period after 2012-13, Clubs will be allocated different Signing Bonus

Pools, based on reverse order of winning percentage the prior championship season

(i.e., the Club with the lowest winning percentage the prior season shall receive the

largest Pool).

4. Bonus Regulation of International Amateur Players

A. Beginning in the 2013-2014 signing period (July 2, 2013 - June 15, 2014), Clubs

may trade a portion of their Signing Bonus Pool, subject to certain restrictions.

B. Clubs that exceed their Signing Bonus Pools will be subject to the following

penalties in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 signing periods:

Excess of Pool Penalty (Tax on Overage/Draft Picks)

  • • 0-5% - 75% tax
  • • 5-10% - 75% tax and loss of right to provide more than one player in the next signing period with a bonus in excess of $500,000.
  • • 10-15% - 100% tax and loss of right to provide any player in the next signing period with a bonus in excess of $500,0000.
  • 15%+ 100% tax and loss of right to provide any player in the next signing period with a bonus in excess of $250,000.

C. The penalties for exceeding the Signing Bonus Pool will increase beginning with

the 2014-2015 signing period if a draft or drafts is not agreed to by July 2014.

5. All international amateur players must register with the Scouting Bureau to be eligible to

sign, and the top 100 prospects will be subject to a drug test.

6. The Office of the Commissioner and the Union will form a joint committee to assist

international players with their transition to educational/vocational programs after their

baseball careers are over.

IV.. REVENUE SHARING

a. The net transfer value of the Revenue Sharing Plan will be the same as the current plan. Net

transfer amounts will continue to grow with revenue and changes in disparity.

b. The fifteen Clubs in the largest markets will be disqualified from receiving revenue sharing by

2016. The revenue sharing funds that would have been distributed to the disqualified Clubs will

be refunded to the payor Clubs, except that payor Clubs that have exceeded the CBT threshold

two or more consecutive times will forfeit some or all of their refund.

c. The Commissioner’s Discretionary Fund will increase from $10 to $15 million per year.

V.. COMPETITIVE BALANCE TAX

a. The threshold level of $178 million in 2011 will remain unchanged in 2012 and 2013. The

threshold will increase to $189 million for 2014, 2015, and 2016.

b. The tax rate will decrease to 17.5% for Clubs that exceed the threshold for the first time, and

the rate will increase to 50% for Clubs that exceed the threshold for the fourth time or more.

Rates will remain the same for Clubs that exceed the threshold for the second time (30%) and

third time (40%). The CBT rates in 2012 will be subject to a transition rule.

c. The Competitive Balance Tax structure under the 2006 Basic Agreement will be modified so that

a team that moves below the threshold will be treated as going over for the first time when it

next exceeds the threshold.

VI.. DEBT SERVICE RULE

a. The Debt Service Rule will be maintained, but the default EBITDA multiplier has been lowered

from ten to eight, and from fifteen to twelve for Clubs incurring stadium-related debt in the first

ten years of a new or renovated stadium.

b. Debt of a Club’s owner or related party will be covered by the Debt Service Rule if the debt is

serviced, in whole or in part, using Club funds or assets.

c. Debt Service Rule certification process for new ownership has been modified.

VII.. BENEFIT PLAN

a. Players will continue to receive the maximum allowable pension benefit under IRS rules.

b. Owners will make a $184.5 million annual contribution.

c. Waiting periods for life insurance and disability insurance for active players have been

eliminated.

d. Pension benefits and life insurance benefits for certain classes of retired players and widows

have been improved.

e. The payments to the former non-vested players that began in 2011 will continue for the term of

the Basic Agreement.

f. Access to health coverage has been improved for international players and their families.

g. Health care benefits have been improved while managed care initiatives have been introduced

to help with costs.

VIII.. HEALTH AND SAFETY

a. Players, managers, and coaches will be prohibited from using smokeless tobacco during

televised interviews and Club appearances. In addition, at any time when fans are permitted in

the ballpark, players, managers and coaches must conceal tobacco products (including

packages and tins), and may not carry tobacco products in their uniforms or on their bodies.

Individuals who violate the policy will be subject to discipline. The parties also agreed upon an

extensive program of education and public outreach regarding the dangers of smokeless

tobacco.

b. The parties agreed on a program of mandatory evaluation by a trained professional for Players

who are suspected of an alcohol use problem (including Players who are arrested for DWI or

other crimes involving alcohol), and for players who are arrested for crimes involving the use of

force or violence.

c. The parties agreed that no new players will be permitted to use a low density maple bat during

the term of the agreement.

d. By 2013, all Major League players will wear a new batting helmet developed by Rawlings that

protects against pitches thrown at 100 miles per hour. The new version of the helmet is

significantly less “bulky” than prior versions of the more protective helmet.

e. The concussion policy that was implemented prior to the 2011 season has been improved and

will remain in effect for the duration of the Basic Agreement.

IX.. DRUG PROGRAM

Commencing in Spring Training 2012, all players will be subject to hGH blood testing for reasonable cause at

all times during the year. In addition, during each year, all players will be tested during Spring Training.

Starting with the 2012-2013 off-season, players will be subject to random unannounced testing for hGH. The

parties have also agreed on a process to jointly study the possibility of expanding blood testing to include inseason

collections.

X.. OTHER

a. Participation in the All-Star Game will be required unless the Player is unable to play due to

injury or is otherwise excused by the Office of the Commissioner. Players Trust will receive an

increased contribution and players will receive additional benefits.

b. All Players will be subject to a policy governing the use of Social Media.

c. Weekend waivers during the regular season will be implemented beginning in 2012.

d. The parties will agree upon a comprehensive international play plan in which Clubs and Player

will visit countries in which games have not been staged in the past.

e. Non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation were added to Article XV.

f. Instant Replay will be expanded to include fair/foul and “trapped” ball plays, subject to the

Office of the Commissioner’s discussions with the World Umpires Association.

g. Modifications to Fourth Option and Outright Assignment rules.

h. The parties agreed to an improved process for challenging official scorer decisions.

Source: MLB/MLBPA


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