The letter of Manfred to the Yankees has been included in the discovery documents presented at the trial of the players of fantasy, which has been filed in the southern district of New York. It was hidden from public view because the Yankees have stated that the publication of the letter would cause “serious harm to the reputation”.
Notice of appeal against the Yankees / MLB Unsealng by Houston Chronicle on Scribd
The lawyers of the players of fantasy, however, assert that the letter may provide evidence that the Yankees were involved in a “flight plan signs more serious” than the technical violations of the club of ball mentioned by Manfred in 2017.
Last week, Rakoff has set a Monday deadline for the Yankees and the MLB to submit a “version” minimally sanitized ” in the letter from Manfred to the Yankees, and stated that the letter would be unsealed Friday.
The appeal to the 2nd Circuit by the Yankees and MLB, however, seems to question this departure.
Earlier this year, Rakoff has rejected the trial of the fantastic players against MLB, the Yankees and the Red Sox, but this decision has also been appealed to the 2nd Circuit.