Pritzker apologizes for saying MLB players shouldn’t bargain

Gov J.B. Pritzker – Photo Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has apologized for criticizing baseball players for bargaining over their salaries during talks with management on how to get the coronavirus-delayed season under way. Pritzker faulted players on Tuesday, saying he was “disappointed in many ways that players are holding out for these very, very high salaries.” A day later, he said “I want to apologize for leaving the impression that baseball players shouldn’t have the right to bargain, to protect their health and safety.” Players agreed in March to accept prorated shares of salaries during a shortened season. Owners want to split revenue 50-50.