MLB Lock: Why the league can’t use any of the players’ names, pictures or adorable pictures in any capacity

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Since early Thursday morning, Major League Baseball is Officially Locked. Therefore, the league does not use any player names, images or images in any capacity. So that means if you go to any Team MLBofficial website of, or, it will look different than usual.

You can still find any team’s listings on their respective websites, but all player photos have been removed. Here are the results of the defending World Series champions Atlanta Braves‘ the listing page looks like:

It should be noted that you can still find pictures of the coaching staff around the league, as coaches are not included in the player federation.

This is all the result of a legal issue with employment law, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Thursday.

Another example of this rule is that teams are required to remove signs from playing fields.

Follow Philadelphia Phillies Eg. They hung a banner in front of Citizens Bank Park to celebrate Bryce Harper was honored as MVP of the 2021 National Championship less than two weeks ago. By Thursday morning, the banner had been completely taken down.

Another part of the league’s online presence altered by all of this is that the specifics of the upcoming promotional events during the 2022 season look different. If you visit a team’s website to see their 2022 schedule, you’ll notice that giveaway details are slim:

In addition, the team websites have been completely altered and no current news on player transactions can be found. Instead, you’ll see content about the best players in a team’s history, as well as Commissioner Rob Manfred’s letter to baseball fans was posted after the strike began, on every group site. MLB Lock: Why the league can’t use any of the players’ names, pictures or adorable pictures in any capacity


Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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