Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, October 18, 2021

Major League Baseball to require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022

Amid mounting pressure from players and advocacy groups, Major League Baseball said on Sunday it will require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022.

While MLB has yet to outline its plan formally, six team officials told ESPN they are starting to prepare to help house players across each of their four minor league affiliates. In mid-September, owners from the league’s 30 teams agreed unanimously to a plan that would provide housing for certain minor league players, the league said in a statement. Whether they will offer stipends that fully cover housing or provide the lodging itself has yet to be decided, sources said.

Minor league players have grown increasingly outspoken about their working conditions, criticizing teams for salaries that leave some below the poverty line, and the financial issues that stem from having to provide their own housing for home games. The emergence of groups Advocates for Minor Leaguers and More Than Baseball, their use of social media to highlight the living conditions of minor league players and the willingness of players to talk on the record about their experiences illuminated issues about which players have spoken privately for years.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 18, 2021 at 12:02 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor leagues

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 18, 2021 at 12:29 AM (#6047095)
Good on ya, minor leaguers. You've been treated like garbage for too long.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 18, 2021 at 12:40 AM (#6047098)
In mid-September, owners from the league’s 30 teams agreed unanimously to a plan that would provide housing for certain minor league players, the league said in a statement.
Um…”certain” minor leaguers?
   3. The_Ex Posted: October 18, 2021 at 08:27 AM (#6047107)
Negative publicity works.
   4. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: October 18, 2021 at 10:47 AM (#6047134)
This is great news.
   5. cookiedabookie Posted: October 19, 2021 at 02:13 PM (#6047481)
If I was the MLBPA, I'd look at adding minor leaguers to the union. Hell, I'd expand it to indy league guys, foreign league guys. It will increase the union's power, and it will be better for the players
   6. McCoy Posted: October 19, 2021 at 04:05 PM (#6047509)
So major league players are going to give up benefits and pay for minor leaguers and even worse for Korean League guys?

Indy League guys gonna strike for major leaguers?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMarcell Ozuna was choking wife as cops burst in, police video shows
(28 - 1:52pm, Dec 02)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

Newsblog'Chicago!' Stroman says he's joining Cubs
(32 - 1:40pm, Dec 02)
Last: The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV)

Sox TherapyLocked Out and Semi-Loaded
(3 - 1:40pm, Dec 02)
Last: Jose Has Absurd Goosebump Arms

NewsblogNBA 2021-2022 Season Thread
(1222 - 1:17pm, Dec 02)
Last: asinwreck

NewsblogJackie Bradley, Jr. back to Boston in deal with Crew
(15 - 12:58pm, Dec 02)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogMLB, union stopped blood testing for HGH due to pandemic
(16 - 12:54pm, Dec 02)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Sox TherapyMeet the 2022 Red Sox
(73 - 12:50pm, Dec 02)
Last: Darren

NewsblogThe 100 Best Baseball Books Ever Written
(69 - 12:48pm, Dec 02)
Last: Perry

NewsblogClint Frazier nearing deal with Cubs after Yankees release
(10 - 12:41pm, Dec 02)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

NewsblogReport: MLB Owners Vote Unanimously to Institute Lockout
(19 - 11:59am, Dec 02)
Last: John Northey

NewsblogSources: Boston Red Sox in agreement with Rich Hill
(13 - 11:47am, Dec 02)
Last: pikepredator

NewsblogJames Paxton, Boston Red Sox agree to 1-year, $10 million deal, sources say
(6 - 11:19am, Dec 02)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogMiami Marlins acquire Joey Wendle, send Kameron Misner to Tampa Bay Rays
(17 - 10:59am, Dec 02)
Last: jacksone (AKA It's OK...)

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2021 Results
(2 - 10:26am, Dec 02)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1895 Discussion
(3 - 10:02am, Dec 02)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.1791 seconds
48 querie(s) executed