For Twins, collective bargaining agreement negotiations cast uncertainty over offseason

“I think I’m done. I’m done after this,” Rogers said with a laugh. “After this CBA’s done, I’m done.”

Last year, Rogers was thrown straight into duty as the team’s rep when the league and MLBPA engaged in discussions over the length of the COVID-shortened season and health and safety protocols. Ultimately, after the two sides could not come to an agreement, Commissioner Rob Manfred imposed a 60-game season.

This year, an even more difficult task lies ahead: The sport’s CBA expires on Dec. 1 and the league and players association must come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement to govern the sport.

And as a result, the baseball world faces plenty of uncertainty this offseason.

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“I think it’ll be pretty dark until the World Series ends, I’m assuming,” Rogers said late last month. “It’s been dark for almost a month or so, so I really don’t know, and this is my first CBA as a rep, so who knows what it could bring?”

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