JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred and top deputy Dan Halem met with players  on the final day of negotiations to end the lockout before Major League Baseball's deadline to salvage a March 31 start to the regular season and a 162-game schedule.

Emotions became more heated as the sides pressed for each other's bottom line for a deal.

Philadelphia star Bryce Harper posted a photo on Instagram altered to show him in a Japanese baseball uniform with the words: "Yomiuri Giants you up? Got some time to kill." The lockout was in its 89th day.

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