MLB Willing To Give Full Service Time To Players As COVID-19 Pandemic Delays Season Start

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The start of this season's MLB has been pushed back indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the USA in recent weeks.

Written By Daniel Arambur | Mumbai | Updated On:

The 2020 MLB season has been pushed back due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the United States of America along with the rest of the world. The NBA, NHL and MLS have all been suspended indefinitely with COVID-19 cases on the rise across the USA. Many players are left wondering what will happen to their pay packages if the season does not begin at all. 

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As per reputed baseball journalist Ken Rosenthal, MLB has proposed that players will get the same amount of service time they earned in 2019 if the season remains suspended. Ken Rosenthal added that only a selected group of players who will be affected by a season cancelation would be the prospects on track to make their MLB debut in 2020. The agreement between MLB players and the league reportedly includes a pro-rated salary for players in a shortened season. In addition to that, baseball players across the league and the MLB Players Association have promised to not sue for full salaries if the season is cancelled.

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