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MLB: Justin Verlander, Houston Astros barring Detroit Free Press violates CBA

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The Houston Astros violated the MLB collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday when they blocked a Detroit Free Press reporter from interviewing pitcher Justin Verlander after his loss to the Tigers in Houston.

"Per our Club-Media Regulations, the reporter should have been allowed to enter the clubhouse postgame at the same time as the other members of the media," MLB vice president of communications Mike Teevan said in a statement Thursday.