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MLB Announces New Labor Deal

Major League Baseball and the Players Association have announced a new five-year collective bargaining agreement.  The new deal runs through the 2016 season and guarantees 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace in the league.  Among the elements included in the new CBA are blood testing for human growth hormone, spending limits on the draft, additional Wild Card playoff berths beginning no later than 2013, realignment with Houston moving to the American League West to give each league 15 teams, and an increase in the minimum major league player salary.

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