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Sources: MLB labor deal close

Updated: November 16, 2011, 10:46 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Baseball negotiators are on the verge of a new labor deal that will dramatically alter the landscape of the sport, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Two sources with knowledge of the negotiations gave almost identical descriptions of those discussions Tuesday, one saying that a deal was "within striking distance" and a second saying that the sides were "on the verge of an agreement."

Negotiations are on hold temporarily, until the conclusion of MLB's quarterly ...

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