US senators grant Rob Manfred three further days to reply to questions on MLB’s antitrust exemption


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A bunch of U.S. senators has given baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a three-day extension till Friday to reply to questions in regards to the sport’s antitrust exemption and minor leaguers.

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Main League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks throughout a information convention after negotiations with the gamers’ affiliation towards a labor deal, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. 
(AP Photograph/Wilfredo Lee)

The senators had made the request to Manfred on July 18, and MLB requested for the extra time.

Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican who’s the rating minority member, are amongst 4 senators who requested Manfred a sequence of questions that could possibly be a prelude to proposed laws additional limiting an exemption created by a 1922 Supreme Courtroom choice.

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FILE -Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference, Thursday March 10, 2022, in New York.

FILE -Main League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks throughout a information convention, Thursday March 10, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photograph/Bebeto Matthews, File)

“I type of reject the premise of the query that minor league gamers usually are not paid a residing wage,” Manfred stated earlier than final week’s All-Star Game.



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