MLB players react to new MLB rule on player transactions
The National League is expected to soon adopt rules limiting the use of automated systems to process player transactions.
The Associated Press has learned the rules are aimed at preventing the proliferation of automated transaction processing systems that can be used to commit fraud.
The move comes as the National League grapples with the fallout from a series of high-profile hacks that revealed players’ bank accounts and other personal information.
The league says the rule will make it harder for players to commit and facilitate large-scale financial fraud.
But the rule’s adoption would also have implications for the game, which has seen a surge in player turnover since the MLB’s electronic signing system was introduced in 2002.
The rules are expected to take effect in March.
The new rules, which are being finalized by the commissioner’s office, will apply to the league’s online services, as well as to its video and broadcast broadcasts.
The National Football League and National Hockey League also use automated transaction systems.
They’re expected to follow suit.
MLB’s rules could impact players’ ability to commit or facilitate crimes.
The rule is expected for release in March, but it’s unclear if the new rule will have a significant impact on the number of times a player can sign a contract, as opposed to a contract extension.
For instance, if a player signs a three-year, $30 million contract extension with the Marlins in February, the player can’t sign another one until March 1, 2019, according to a source familiar with the league.
The source said it is possible a player signed a new contract after the rule went into effect.
The system is designed to help players and their agents negotiate better contracts.
Players signed contracts that included a provision in the deal that allowed them to sign one of four forms of a franchise-tag, which would include a long-term deal.
That type of contract is the kind that is commonly used by the National Football Football League, which allows players to sign long-terms contracts with a franchise.
The NBA, which is trying to boost its fan base, has also adopted a franchise system.
In 2014, the league adopted a similar rule, though the NBA did not allow players to have any leverage in the negotiation process.
MLB has long been known for its rules, with the system known as the Rule 5 Draft, which allowed teams to select their own draft picks.
MLB, which also runs the All-Star Game and the annual All-star game, recently introduced new rules that allow teams to pick the best players at the draft, but has said the rule change is not going to affect the leaguewide draft process.
The commissioner’s Office said the new rules will help the game more.
“The new rules allow us to help MLB keep pace with the evolving game of baseball, which increasingly requires players to transact and manage transactions on their own terms,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
“This rule change helps to protect the integrity of our game and the game of sports and it will allow us and our fans to be better informed of what our players and agents are doing and doing on their behalf.”
The Associated Associated Press’ Julie Tate contributed to this report.