By Sam Bush
Major League Baseball extended its deadline to avoid cancelling games to 5 p.m. today.
The original deadline was set for some point before February 28, but enough progress was made between the two sides for the deadline to be pushed back until today.
As Jeff Passan of ESPN reports, the two sides made progress toward a potential agreement, “but remained very far apart on key issues.”
Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports that the MLBPA doesn’t feel like “any major area (is) done, and that MLB is not ok increasing the Competitive Balance Tax rates. This is a deadline that was initiated by owners — as was the lockout — so it’s possible if there’s more progress made on Tuesday without a deal, this deadline could be moved back again.
The season is scheduled to start on March 31.