Manfred: Lockout prefered to in-season strike if no deal


              Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred smiles Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred listens to a question Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred responds to a question Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred listens to a question Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred responds to a question Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Manfred: Lockout prefered to in-season strike if no deal