MLB announces official dates for shortened draft

The shortest amateur draft in the history of Major League Baseball has an official start time and date.

The first of five rounds will start at 6 p.m. on June 10th followed by rounds two through five at 4 p.m. on June 11th.

Last week, the league decided to shorten the draft from 40 rounds all the way down to just five in an effort to save money during the coronavirus pandemic.

Another change is the deadline for draftees to sign, moving from July 10th to August 1st.

Teams can also sign an unlimited number of undrafted free agents for a maximum of $20,000.

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