Major League Baseball Player's Association has filed a grievance against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins and Oakland A's over their spending of revenue sharing dollars. There were rumors of this happening earlier in the off-season with the Marlins and Pirates being named.

The Pirates responded back then to those rumors and also released a statement today from President Frank Coonelly. The original response noted that the Commissioner had no concerns over the Pirates and their spending:

"The MLBPA’s grievance against the Pirates is patently baseless. We look forward to demonstrating as much to the Arbitrator if the MLBPA continues to pursue this meritless claim. As indicated when the MLBPA first expressed its “concern” in a press release, the Pirates have always ...

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