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Manfred Hopes For Changes In MLB Agreement With Japan

May 19th, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) รข?? Major League Baseball would like to make changes in the player acquisition agreement with its Japanese counterparts.

MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball agreed to the posting system in December 1998 in which Japanese clubs can make available players over which they have control. MLB teams bid, and the player’s Japanese club receives the posting fee only if he reaches agreement with an MLB club.

“We certainly have begun conversations about changes to the posting system,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday after an owners’ …

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