MLB’s Antitrust Exemption Becomes A Target For The U.S Senate Judiciary Committee

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The MLB’s antitrust exemption, which has existed for over a century now, has become the target of the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee. A letter, which was signed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal & Mike Lee, was sent to the non-profit Advocates for Minor Leaguers by the committee’s bipartisan members. Bipartisan members include chair Dick Durbin, and Senator Chuck Grassley.

“We need to examine how Major League Baseball’s 100-year-old antitrust exemption is affecting the operation of Minor League baseball teams and the ability of Minor League ballplayers to make a decent living.” said Durbin in a released statement.

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