The Major League Baseball Players Association announced earlier this week that media members won't be allowed at the union's free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., and it doesn't look like front-office executives are welcome at IMG Academy, either. On Wednesday, a general manager's special assistant was asked to leave a workout of unsigned free agents, according to an anonymous club executive, who added that the individual was escorted off the premises. "I cannot believe the players wouldn't want scouts at their workout to see who's in shape," the club executive told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Official workouts at the camp - the first engineered by the players' union for unsigned free agents since 1995 - began Wednesday under the supervision of former Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, and the site is expected to remain open until March 4 (though, based on attendance, it could stay open until the end of the month).
Club exec: Front-office staffer was asked to leave workout at free-agent camp
The Score | Feb 14