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MLB looks for audience lift in reformatted Draft

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred overseeing last year's First-Year Player Draft (Getty Images)

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic helped lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of rounds for the MLB Draft. But the league and its media partners are still hoping for lift among a competition-starved fan base

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