MLB mulling to skip amateur draft this year due to coronavirus: AP

MLB mulling to skip amateur draft this year due to coronavirus: AP

(Reuters) – Major League Baseball is considering skipping its amateur draft this year and putting off the next international signing period in a bid to preserve cash while games are affected by the coronavirus outbreak, the Associated Press reported, citing people familiar with the discussions.

Talks between management and the players’ association are ongoing and include the issue of major league service time, which determines eligibility for free agency and salary arbitration, AP said.

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