MLB removes player photos and news from website as lockout begins

Big league Baseball formally locked out its gamers as the league and its gamers union stopped working to come to a contract on a brand-new cumulative bargaining contract, causing the sport’s very first work interruption given that 1994-95.

MLB apparently extended that lockout to anybody who wishes to take in material on its group sites also.

There are currently no headshots of players on any of the 30 websites that the league operates. There have also been some stories and material that have disappeared from the sites as well.

An explanation from MLB.com was posted shortly after midnight in which they acknowledged the “content on this site looks a little different than usual” and commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that the website changes were for legal reasons involving player likeness.

Commissioner Rob Manfred, left and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark at the World Series.

Commissioner Rob Manfred, left and Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark at the World Series.

“Until a new agreement is reached, there will be limitations on the type of content we display,” MLB’s statement read. “As a result, you will see a lot more content that focuses on the game’s rich history. Once a new agreement is reached, the up-to-the minute news and analysis you have come to expect will continue as usual.”

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred also had his own statement on the lockout in part saying, “From the beginning, the MLBPA has been unwilling to move from their starting position, compromise, or collaborate on solutions.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: MLB lockout: Player photos, news removed from group sites

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.