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The madness is over. Major League Baseball is back.
MLB and the MLB Players Association finally reached an agreement Thursday on a new collective bargaining agreement, ending the second-longest work stoppage (99 days) in league history. A full 162-game schedule will be played, beginning with Opening Day on April 7.
Spring training camps will open Friday — with a mandatory report date of Sunday — and spring training games will begin on March 17. Free agency is already underway.