Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle announced Sunday that he and his teammates will cover pay cuts for minor-league players.Sean Doolittle says Washington Nationals players will cover pay cuts for organization’s minor leaguers —
Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle announced on Twitter on Sunday night that he and his teammates will cover a pay cut that minor-league players in the organization will have to endure.
“After hearing that Nationals minor league players are facing additional pay cuts, the current members of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball club will be coming together and committing funds to make whole the lost wages from their weekly stipends,” Doolittle wrote. “All of us were minor leaguers at one point in our careers and we know how important the weekly stipends are for them and their families during these uncertain times.
“Minor leaguers are an essential part of our organization and they are bearing the heaviest burden of this situation as their season is likely to be cancelled. We recognize that and want to stand with them and show our support.”
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The Nationals were to decrease minor leaguers’ pay to $300 per week in June, as reported by The Athletic. This development comes after the organization released more than 30 minor leaguers, according to Britt Ghiri of The Athletic.