MLB lockout talks recess, will resume today; deadline nears

Practice fields remain empty as pitchers and catchers are not starting spring training workouts as scheduled as the Major League Baseball lockout enters its 77th day and will prevent pitchers and catchers from taking the field for the first time since October as the Los Angeles Angels facility is quiet Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Chief negotiator Bruce Meyer, left, followed by director of analytics Greg Dreyfuss, second from left, and union head Tony Clark, third from left, lead players into negotiations with Major League Baseball on Sunday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

Negotiators for Major League Baseball and locked outs players met at Roger Dean Stadium in an attempt to reach an agreement to salvage March 31 openers and a 162-game season Sunday evening Feb. 27, 2022 in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

JUPITER, Fla. — Negotiators for locked-out players and owners recessed their talks until today, the day Major League Baseball had set as a deadline to salvage March 31 openers.