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Sources: Handshake labor deal reached

Updated: November 19, 2011, 10:42 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Baseball's labor negotiators have reached a "handshake agreement" on all major issues, and the sport's new five-year collective bargaining agreement is likely to be announced Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com Friday.

The sources were hesitant to use words such as "done" or "over" to describe the negotiations, because the two sides are still in the process of putting the agreement into writing. However, one source went so far as to say there are "no issues that remain to be negotiated."

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