Twins’ Dave St. Peter optimisic about having full 2022 season

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Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expires at 10:59 p.m. CST Wednesday night. At that point, the owners will lockout the players. Twins president and CEO Dave St. Peter is optimistic that the 2022 season won’t be impacted.

St. Peter acknowledged to KSTP that the next few months will be interesting. But he’s hopeful that a normal spring training and a full 162-game schedule will take place in 2022. Once the lockout hits, all free agent signings, trades, and any interaction between players on the 40-man roster and management must cease.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with St. Peter***

Barring unexpected progress during talks at the union’s executive board meeting in Irving, Texas, it would be baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first since the 7 1/2-month strike of 1994-95 that wiped out the World Series for the first time in 90 years. It also would be the first stoppage since the death of Marvin Miller, who led the players’ union through the first five stoppages and was a consultant to Donald Fehr during the next three.

The Associated Press contributed to this report