MLB Says Minor Leaguer's Injunction Class Bid Is Off Base

Law360 (May 25, 2021, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A minor-league pitcher brought in to relieve departing class representatives in MLB's long-running wage dispute with farm league players cannot seek a classwide injunction in the case, because he hasn't played for any of the teams being sued, MLB argued in a California federal court filing Monday.

Cody Sedlock, who pitches for the Baltimore Orioles' AA affiliate, cannot represent the thousands of nonunionized minor leaguers seeking a court order to improve alleged starvation wages under Arizona, Florida and California labor law, because he has only ever played in Florida, and not for any of the 22 teams named as defendants in...

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