MLB, Manfred must respond to senators by Friday

by Daryn Albert - A group of U.S. senators has given Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred a three-day extension until Friday to respond to questions about the sport's antitrust exemption and minor leaguers.

Senators give MLB, Rob Manfred extension to respond to antitrust questions on minor leagues 8:04 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A group of U.S. senators has given baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a three-day extension until Friday to respond to questions about the sport's antitrust exemption and minor leaguers. The senators had made the request to Manfred on July 18, and MLB asked for the additional time. Editor's Picks Minor leaguers make 'a living wage,' Manfred says 6d Jeff Passan Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican who is the ranking minority member, are among four senators who asked Manfred a series of questions that could be a prelude to proposed legislation further limiting an exemption created by a 1922 Supreme Court decision. "I kind of reject the premise of the question that minor league players are not paid a living wage," Manfred said before last week's All-Star Game.