Senate committee seeks answers from Manfred on antitrust exemption

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have asked Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to explain the impact of potential legislation removing the sport’s antitrust exemption from covering the sport’s relationship with players. minor leagues.

Senator Richard Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois who chairs the committee, and Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa who is the ranking minority member, sent the letter on Monday and asked Manfred to respond to here on July 26 to a series of questions that could be a prelude to a bill further limiting an exemption created by a 1922 Supreme Court ruling.

“Your responses will help inform the Senate Judiciary Committee’s analysis of the need for this century-old exemption,” says the letter, also signed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, and Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Washington. ‘Utah.

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