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Saturday, May 16, 2015

MLB, Atlantic League Sign Player Transfer Agreement

It’s one small step for baseball, one giant leap for the Atlantic League.

Very quietly this January, the Atlantic League signed a formal agreement with Major League Baseball to put on paper the league’s rules for transferring player contracts to Major League Baseball teams and their affiliates.

In practical terms, very little has changed. The Atlantic League has been selling the contracts of hundreds of players to affiliated ball in past years. The new formalized agreement doesn’t change that. Just this week, three players were sold to affiliated teams.

But at the same time the agreement is a watershed moment for the Atlantic League. It is the first time that there has been any sort of official agreement or even an official acknowledgement of an independent league by affiliated baseball.

“It signifies that we occupy a place within the professional baseball hierarchy. That’s meaningful to the league,” Atlantic League president Rick White said.

“It begins to help us frame the internal and the public perception for the league and its importance in terms of players and their careers. And it helps all concerned recognize that our leagues, teams owners and directors that we’re viable. It all leads back to enterprise value and community value.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 16, 2015 at 04:15 PM | 0 comment(s)
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