MLBPA exploring spring training sites for free agents


Pitchers and catchers are due to report to spring training sites around the majors next week, but the dozens of free agents who remain unsigned in this weird offseason have nowhere to go.

There is no word yet on whether the workouts will be open to fans or the media.

The camp at IMG is scheduled to run through March 4, and the union has the option to extend it through the end of the month.

That could change, as sources confirmed on Wednesday night that the players association is considering opening a camp in either Florida or Arizona for those without teams, . His company has its own training facilities in North Miami, Florida, and Newport Beach, California, and he is not sure whether his clients will work out at his facilities or IMG.

Scott Boras is the agent for many high-profile players still on the market.


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The union sent an email to agents announcing the decision.

Spring training figures to be a little different this season with dozens of top-tier players still unsigned.

Former Astros manager Bo Porter will run the camp, and the union said "major-league caliber coaches and trainers will be available" to support and assist them. Our clients will certainly take advantage of the union facilities as their schedule allows. They are to bring their own bats and shoes.

At this point, it seems like the MLBPA spring training would be more of a leverage play than anything.

They wore green, blue, black and red jerseys, along with matching caps. "We're all misfits", utilityman Randy Velarde said.