MLB teams to commit $1 million each to ballpark employees who would go unpaid
Each of the 30 MLB teams will commit $1 million to ballpark employees who would otherwise not have been paid due to the coronavirus crisis and the postponement of the 2020 season. Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report the news. Moments ago Commissioner Manfred released the following statement:
Obviously, then additional details will follow. Whatever the details happen to be, it’s a move that many had been wondering about.
It’s also a move that is greatly needed, as ballpark employees are almost all hourly workers who will realize none of their expected income for at least the next couple of months while the nation and the game contend with the massive disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’ll provide more details as they become available.