Coronavirus: Each MLB team commits $1 million to aid ballpark workers during delayed season —

The start of the MLB season has been pushed back until at least May because of the global pandemic

Coronavirus: Each MLB team commits $1 million to aid ballpark workers during delayed season —

The start of Major League Baseball’s 2020 season has been pushed back until at least May because of the novel coronavirus, which has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. As such, seasonal ballpark employees stand to take a financial hit because of the delay and the likelihood of an abbreviated 2020 schedule. That’s why each of MLB’s 30 teams are committing $1 million to aid those employees and address the harm caused by those lost wages. 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the initiative on Tuesday, citing a “desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community.” 

Here’s the full statement from the league:MLB Communications@MLB_PR

The @MLB teams are donating a total of $30 million — $1 million each — to assist the ballpark employees affected by the delayed start to the 2020 season. https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-clubs-pledge-30-million-for-ballpark-employees …

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