The Chiefs made a change to Frank Clark’s contract to get under the salary cap as required by the start of the new league year which began at 3:00 pm Wednesday. Major League Baseball and the players association are talking about how to handle service time among other issues once, or if, the baseball season starts.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
– The Chiefs converted $5 million of Frank Clark’s salary to a signing bonus to get under the cap by 3:00 pm as required before the new league year begins. The move means that they will spread the $5 million over the next four seasons for salary cap purposes instead of having it all apply this season.
IN THE NEWS…
– Kansas was #1 in the final Associated Press basketball poll. The Jayhawks were followed by Gonzaga, Dayton, Florida State and Baylor.
– SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Wednesday that member universities will not have any athletic activity through April 15. He is not optimistic that things will start back up on the 16th. Sankey agrees with spring sport athletes getting an additional year, and not just the seniors, and is willing to have the discussion about winter sport athletes.
– The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to trade QB Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a 2020 4th round supplemental draft pick.
– Major League Baseball is reportedly considering skipping the amateur draft this June and putting off the next international signing period. This would be an attempt to make up for losses expected from the delayed season. MLB is also talking with the union about how to award service time for a shortened season. Owners are reportedly considering granting a full year of service time for 130 games while the union wants credit for a full season even without any games being played.
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