Texas Rangers: Effects of the new MLB, MLBPA agreement

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 01: Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels talks with the media following the announcement that the game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels has been postponed at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 01, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The game was postponed following an announcement made by the Los Angeles Angels that pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - JULY 01: Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels talks with the media following the announcement that the game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels has been postponed at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 01, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The game was postponed following an announcement made by the Los Angeles Angels that pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Former Texas Rangers international signing Rougned Odor
SURPRISE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 27: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers walks on the field prior to a Cactus League spring training game against the Chicago Cubs at Surprise Stadium on February 27, 2020 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

International Signing Period Delay

Along with the proposed changes to the MLB draft, there also could be a delay to the international signing period set to begin on July 2. Passan notes that the period could be pushed back all the way to January of 2021, a significant delay in another key way that teams add young talent to their organization.

The Rangers have been a team known for their ability to scout and sign international talent. Last year they inked a pair of notable international prospects in Bayron Lora and Maximo Acosta and Ben Badler of Baseball America reported earlier this week that Texas has a $1.5 million deal lined up for shortstop Fraidel Liriano. This deal is unlikely to be impacted by a delay to the J-2 signing period but it does slow down the process of young international prospects joining the organization.

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