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How the Astros are affected by MLB service time negotiations

On Tuesday morning, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that negotiations are continuing between MLB and the players’ union on how service time will be affected by a shortened season. The Houston Astros and their players are likely watching this closely.

“MLB has agreed to grant a full year of service to players who remain active for the entire 2020 season regardless of how many games the schedule includes, according to sources familiar with the discussions,” Rosenthal wrote.

New York Post MLB writer Joel Sherman writes that nothing is finalized, but says the two parties would like to come to an agreement by Thursday.