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COVID-19 Updates

Major League Baseball (MLB) is stepping up in a big way to make sure ballpark employees won’t go without a paycheck with the 2020 season delayed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In a statement from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, he said, “Over the past 48 hours, I have been approached by representatives of all 30 clubs to help assist the thousands of ballpark employees affected by the delay in the start of the Major League Baseball season. Motivated by a desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community, each Club has committed $1 million. The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities.”

Manfred continued, “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.”

Opening Day, originally scheduled to begin on March 26, was delayed for two weeks until being delayed until further notice on March 16 due to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations of halting any gatherings consisting of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

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