Payment for minor league players and stadium employees in limbo — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Minor leaguers haven’t been paid since August, and only one team has said that they’ll be paying their part-time staff during the shutdown.

Payment for minor league players and stadium employees in limbo — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Players aren’t paid during spring training. They’re given meal money, but that’s it. That’s not a big issue for big leaguers who make, at the very least, six figures per season. It’s a very big issue for minor league players, who are generally paid less than the minimum wage and often have to work other jobs during the offseason just to live.

Spring training is over for the time being because of the coronavirus pandemic, which means players aren’t even getting meal money anymore unless they’ve elected to stay in camp and keep working out. And they can’t live on that forever. …

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