• MLBers keep service time in deal; may trim draft

    2 days ago - By TORONTO STAR

    MLB management and players agreed to make a “good faith effort” to schedule as many games as possible this year, subject to government rules, travel and economic feasibility.
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  • MLB-MLBPA deal on COVID-19 fallout carries major impact for Blue Jays

    MLB-MLBPA deal on COVID-19 fallout carries major impact for Blue Jays

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - Major League Baseball and the players association reached an agreement on financial framework through the COVID-19 pandemic, a structure that includes draft alterations and service-time provisions that will significantly impact the Toronto Blue Jays .
    The deal, first reported by ESPN's Jeff Passan and confirmed by an industry source to Sportsnet, is the product of a couple weeks of negotiations and will be voted on by owners Friday. Its terms include $170 million in salary advances to players, covering two months of pay - money that's guaranteed whether there's a season in 2020...
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  • MLB, players union reach deal on service time, salaries and amateur draft

    MLB, players union reach deal on service time, salaries and amateur draft

    2 days ago - By Washingtonpost

    The sport and the MLBPA come to an agreement on lost salaries, the amateur draft and service time - all issues brought about the global pandemic.
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  • MLB players agree to accept 4% of 2020 salaries if season is canceled

    2 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    If the MLB season is canceled, the players agree to accept 4% of their 2020 salaries in exchange for service time as if the whole season had been played.
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  • MLB, players' union reach agreement covering service time, salaries and draft rules

    MLB, players' union reach agreement covering service time, salaries and draft rules

    2 days ago - By Fox Sports

    Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Friedman: Process trumps outcome in event Betts never plays for Dodgers

    2 days ago - By TheScore

    When Major League Baseball and the MLB Players' Association reportedly agreed to a framework surrounding the 2020 season, it was decided players would still accrue service time in the event the campaign is shortened or canceled. This means players like Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts will still enter free agency this winter even if he doesn't play a single game in Dodger blue. Dodgers president Andrew Friedman said Thursday this outcome can't be allowed to impact his evaluation of future transactions because it's such an extreme occurrence. "I'm sure we will have plenty of time...
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  • MLB Rumors: League, MLBPA Reach Agreement How To Proceed With Season

    2 days ago - By NESN

    It's unclear whether Major League Baseball will be able to play a full 162-game schedule if and when the 2020 season begins. But there is some clarity on how to salvage most of the year.
    The MLB season is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Opening Day, which was supposed to be Thursday, was postponed indefinitely while healthcare workers work to get the virus under control. But the league and MLB Players Association met Thursday night in order to reach an agreement regarding the 2020 campaign.
    And according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, it all was worked out and will be voted on...
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  • AP source: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

    AP source: MLBers keep service time in deal; draft may trim

    2 days ago - By Fox Sports


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  • MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on draft, service time, salary advances amid COVID-19 pandemic

    2 days ago - By CBSSports

    The good news here is the league and the players are agreeing on things
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  • AP source: MLB, MLBPA reach deal for issues related to 2020 season

    2 days ago - By Sportsnet

    NEW YORK Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like.
    As part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night, players agreed not to challenge giving up up their salaries if no games are played, except for $170 million payment management will advance in two stages. Player salary this year is expected to be in the $4 billion range.
    Management was given the right to cut the amateur draft in both 2020 and...
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  • Sources: MLB, MLBPA agree to deal on stoppage

    2 days ago - By ESPN

    If there is no season in 2020, players will still get full service time. Meaning players like Mookie Betts would still be free agents in November.
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  • MLB reaches deal about player pay, draft, service team for shortened 2020 season

    2 days ago - By Yardbarker

    MLB and the players' union have agreed on a deal related to a shortened 2020 baseball season. The deal will address numerous issues related to the delay in the baseball season due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN's Jeff Passan says the owners are expected to ratify the deal on Friday. Here are some of the terms of the agreement, as reported by The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal and ESPN's Jeff Passan. PLAYERS - Players will receive a $170 million advance that will be paid regardless of whether a season is played - Player salaries will be pro-rated based on the length of the season - Players to...
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  • Report: MLB, MLBPA agree to deal on reshaped season

    2 days ago - By Yardbarker

    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players' Association have reportedly reached agreement on a deal that will outline a new plan for the reshaped 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The agreement was reached on Thursday when Opening Day was originally scheduled to be held before the start of the 2020 season was suspended. While there is still no specific timetable for when the season might return, MLB and its players now have an agreement that implements a plan for the 2020 MLB Draft, player salaries and service time. MLB and players had to negotiate a new start time and structure for...
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  • AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur draft

    2 days ago - By Fox Sports


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  • AP source: MLBers keep service time in deal; may trim draft

    2 days ago - By Startribune

    Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press.
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  • MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on service time, pay, draft

    2 days ago - By HardballTalk

    The league and the union came to an agreement on Thursday on topics including service time, pay, and the amateur draft. The deal has some issues.
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  • Report: MLB, MLBPA Agree to Draft, Salary, More Changes for Shortened Season

    2 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Major League Baseball and its Players Association reportedly agreed on an extensive deal that covers a number of topics regarding a shortened or potentially canceled 2020 season in the face of the coronavirus pandemic...
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  • Report: MLB, MLBPA reach agreement for 2020 season

    2 days ago - By TheScore

    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have come to terms on the parameters of an agreement for the 2020 season, if and when it gets played, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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  • MLB, MLBPA Reach Agreement On Service Time, Salaries, Draft

    2 days ago - By MLB Trade Rumors

    Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have reached an agreement in negotiations, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. The deal covers issues such as service time and gives clubs the right to shorten the amateur draft, according to Jake Seiner of the Associated Press .
    The draft could go down to five rounds, per Passan , but MLB has the right to increase that total, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic relays, adding that the event won't occur later than July. Additionally, the upcoming international signing period could be delayed until as late as January 2021, Passan writes.
    In yet another significant...
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