LOS ANGELES — On the day the 2020 season would have started, major league players and owners struck a deal that provided a critical objective for each side in the event the season is called off entirely.
The trade is this: If the season is canceled, the players agree to accept a small percentage of their 2020 salaries in exchange for service time as if the whole season had been played.
If the season is not played, Mookie Betts can leave the Los Angeles Dodgers without ever playing a game for them.
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