Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that the league-wide initiative of financial support for Minor League players has been extended through May 31st or until the beginning of the minor league season, whichever occurs first.
The league-wide initiative of financial support for Minor League players has been extended through May 31st. pic.twitter.com/oBKM5JCimC— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) March 31, 2020
As Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper points out, each player will receive $400 a week through May 31. That number will be a hit for some veteran minor league players but will be a pay raise for a lot of 1st or 2nd year players.
Has been announced. $400 a week through May 31st or the start of the season (if it happens before then). This will be a big hit for MiLB vets, but for 1st and 2nd year players, this will be a pay raise--pay is less than that in low levels of minors and there's no pay in extended. https://t.co/wxsh02TBV8— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) March 31, 2020