Minor League Baseball

           === Minor-League Umpires reach agreement to end strike ===
 St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Representatives of Minor League Baseball
 and  the  Association of Minor League  Umpires (AMLU) announced on Friday that
 they  reached  a tentative agreement on  a six-year deal that effectively ends
 the strike by umpires that began April 6.
 After  two  days  of  negotiations,  federal  mediator  Lou  Manchise  made  a
 recommendation  that was accepted by both sides late on Thursday. Specifics of
 the deal were not released.
 The  AMLU bargaining  committee unanimously  agreed to  recommend the  deal to
 membership  for  a ratification vote. The  results of that vote should be made
 public on May 1. If ratified, the umps that were on strike will return to work
 on or before May 8.
 04/28 17:20:17 ET

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