Major League Baseball and the players’ union have been meeting every day for the past week in an attempt to reach an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement.
If they can’t come to an agreement by this Monday’s deadline, the regular season won’t start on time.
All spring training games have already been postponed until at least March 8, but the owners have the option of lifting their lockout and allowing the season to begin at any time.
A lack of progress on a number of key topics is threatening to delay the start of the season and reduce it to less than 162 contests if no deal is reached by Monday in the league’s negotiations with the players.
The Orioles’ minor league spring training also began on Monday, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Florida.
These groups are unable to include Baltimore’s 40-man roster, even if they haven’t yet made it to the big leagues because of the lockout.
The Baltimore Sun’s Oriole of the Day series has concluded with the final three players in that category.
To get to the majors, Félix Bautista had to make it all the way through three levels of baseball last year. He had never pitched higher than A-ball before that.
The combination of Bautista’s high velocity repertoire and his towering 6-foot-5 size makes him a formidable opponent on the mound.
Where is Felix Bautista Now?
Felix Bautista is with the Baltimore Orioles as a pitcher