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Friday, March 27, 2020

AP sources: MLB could skip draft; service time big issue

Major League Baseball is considering skipping its amateur draft this year and putting off the next international signing period as a way to preserve cash while games are affected by the new coronavirus, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.

Talks between management and the players’ association are ongoing and include the contentious issue of major league service time, which determines eligibility for free agency and salary arbitration. MLB has proposed crediting full service for 130 games or more and proportional service for a shorter season, the people said on condition of anonymity because those details have not been made public.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 27, 2020 at 01:15 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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