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STRIKE NOTES: PLAYERS FILE ON BEHALF OF RECALLED PLAYERS
Published September 23, 1994
The MLBPA filed default notices claiming that 18 players were "improperly deprived" of $1M in pay when they were recalled in the weeks before the strike began. If arbitrator George Nicolau "finds that any of their clubs did default by putting them on strike so they didn't have to pay them, he could declare them free agents. In that case, the clubs could not correct the default. Rather than face the risk of losing the players, clubs may pay them by Oct. 2, then file grievances of their own to try to recover the money." MLB labor relations attorney John Westhoff: "We will defend all the grievances on the basis that the clubs have the right to minimize their costs during a strike. ... [But] it will be up to each individual club to decide if they want to cure the default that was filed for each player" (Murray Chass, N.Y. TIMES, 9/23).