MLB Offseason 2012: Breaking Down the New Collective Bargaining Agreement

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MLB Offseason 2012: Breaking Down the New Collective Bargaining Agreement
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Major League Baseball and the Player's Association reached a new five-year agreement on Monday. It covers everything from new wild-card spots, drug testing and the way clubs sign international free agents to a competitive balance lottery, overhauling free agency and the introduction of new batting helmets.

This slideshow breaks down the main elements of the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and examines the impact it may have.

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