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Report: MLB plans to address player complaints over uniforms, union memo says

Major League Baseball plans to introduce changes to the oft-criticized new Nike uniforms this season, ESPN reported.

According to ESPN, a memo sent out Sunday by the MLB Players Association said Nike — not Fanatics, which makes the uniforms — was responsible for uniform issues that drew criticism from fans and players when the jerseys were rolled out at the start of spring training.

Fixes MLB reportedly plans to make to the uniforms include a return to larger name letters on the backs of jerseys, correcting mismatched shades of gray on jerseys and road pants, and returning to a “better quality zipper” on pants.

The memo reportedly went so far as to praise Fanatics for the way it listened to player and fan feedback while criticizing Nike for not taking a similar approach.

Nike has been the official uniform supplier of the MLB since 2019.

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