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MLB, union reach deal on service time, other coronavirus issues

7 days ago   |   By New York Post

No matter what happens with baseball this season, Mookie Betts will become a free agent come winter. So will J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer, James Paxton and Marcus Stroman. Following a more than two-hour long conference call of player reps and other players Thursday, the union overwhelmingly voted to approve a deal with MLB to cover...
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Friedman: Process trumps outcome in event Betts never plays for Dodgers

Friedman: Process trumps outcome in event Betts never plays for Dodgers

7 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-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

7 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 agreement covering service time, salaries and draft rules

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

7 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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MLB players agree to accept 4% of 2020 salaries if season is canceled

7 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 deal on service time, salaries and amateur draft

7 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 Rumors: League, MLBPA Reach Agreement How To Proceed With Season

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

7 days ago   |   By CBSSports

The good news here is the league and the players are agreeing on things
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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

7 days ago   |   By Fox Sports


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Sources: MLB, MLBPA agree to deal on stoppage

7 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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AP source: MLB, MLBPA reach deal for issues related to 2020 season

7 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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MLB reaches deal about player pay, draft, service team for shortened 2020 season

7 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 Draft, Salary, More Changes for Shortened Season

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

7 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

7 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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AP source: MLB players approve deal with teams to preserve service time, give clubs right to shorten amateur draft

7 days ago   |   By Fox Sports


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MLB, MLBPA Reach Agreement On Service Time, Salaries, Draft

7 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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