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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Minor league advocacy group demands $15,000 salaries

A collection of former and current players have formed an advocacy group asking that Major League Baseball roughly double salaries in the minors to $15,000 per season.

Advocates for Minor Leaguers is led by Garrett Broshuis, a former pitcher and the lawyer who has represented players in lawsuits alleging minor league salaries violate minimum wage laws. The group said it “will strive to provide a collective voice for minor leaguers.”

The announcement was made amid a particularly tense week for minor league players, most of whom make $5,000-$10,000 per season. Many have been shut out of their spring training camps due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite their reliance on those complexes for food, training facilities and often housing.

“This past week really provided an example of why this group needed to be out there,” Broshuis said.

 

QLE Posted: March 21, 2020 at 01:08 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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