Union, Owners Closer to World Draft

The players’ union and Major League Baseball owners came closer to drawing up plans for a world draft during a collective bargaining meeting Friday.

Originally, the union had proposed a domestic and an international draft, each with eight rounds. Friday, the union proposed one 16-round world-wide draft.

Owners had proposed a 40-round draft and last month cut it to 38 rounds. Although both sides agree to the concept, the number of rounds is still to be determined.