The baseball players union will open its own spring training camp for the first time since the end of the 1994-95 strike, inviting free agents to work out at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Union head Tony Clark said Thursday that the camp will open Tuesday and workouts will start the following day under Bo Porter, the Houston Astros' manager in 2013 and 2014. The camp is scheduled to run through March 4, and the union has the option to extend the camp through the end of the month.
More than 100 players who exercised their right to become free agents last November are without final agreements. Teams start spring training workouts next Wednesday.
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A baseball umpire trainee runs toward first base to get into position to make a call during an instructional camp session at Compton Community College. The umpire camp is operated by Major League Baseball and includes on-field and classroom instruction.