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MLB lockout ends, 162-game season to start April 7

Published: Mar. 10, 2022 at 5:12 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - MLB players and owners have tentatively agreed on a deal to end the 99-day lockout, setting the stage for a 162-game season to start April 7.

The Cleveland Guardians’ original schedule had the team off April 7, then starting a 6-game road trip April 8 in Kansas City.

The team’s home opener is still set for Friday April 15 against San Francisco, barring any changes to the schedule.

Other notable changes: the postseason is increased to 12 teams, both leagues will use the designated hitter and the draft is reduced to 20 rounds.

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