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Bryant, Franco File Grievance Over Service Time


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Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco have filed grievances against their teams alleging they were kept in the minor leagues unnecessarily and had their service time manipulated to delay future free agency, multiple major league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Bryant, the National League Rookie of the Year last season, debuted April 17 and finished the season with 171 days of service time. A full year of service comprises 172 days.
Franco debuted in September 2014 and started the 2015 season at Triple-A. On May 12, the Phillies optioned their everyday third baseman, Cody Asche, to the minor leagues but didn?t recall Franco. He arrived May 15 and finished the season with 170 days of service.
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They filed back in April, if something was going to happen it would have already.

Because if we have learned nothing from the MASN affair it is that baseball works quickly.

I am guessing their cases couldn't go forward until they officially missed the cut-off date. What if Bryant had struggled mightily and been sent down in June for non-performance?

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