Service time and top prospects 

May, 9, 2013
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With the first week of May behind us it's noteworthy that near-ready prospects who started the season in the minors have surpassed the threshold of service time that will prolong their free agent status for another year, and despite the fact that he started the season in the big leagues, Jackie Bradley, Jr. is now at that point, too, notes Alex Speier of WEEI.com.