MLB Teams Pledge $1 Million Each To Help Ballpark Employees
According to ESPN MLB Senior Writer Jeff Passan, all 30 MLB teams have pledged $1 million each to help out-of-work ballpark employees. The total of $30 million will help all of the employees who will be out of work until the league returns. The return date will hopefully be mid-May, depending on the coronvirus update.
According to Passan's article at ESPN.com:
"Motivated by desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community, each club has committed $1 million," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement given to ESPN.
"The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities. The timing of these announcements will vary because of the need to coordinate with state and local laws as well as collective-bargaining obligations in an effort to maximize the benefits realized by each group of employees. I am proud that our clubs came together so quickly and uniformly to support these individuals who provide so much to the game we love."
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