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Monday, March 11, 2019

MLB spring training: Teams need catchers, but don’t want to pay them

By the standards of minor league catchers in spring training, guys like Saez are the lucky ones.

MLB organizations split players into Major League and minor league camps. According to the sport’s collective bargaining agreement, only non-roster players with enough service time to be eligible for salary arbitration — “Super Two” players and above — receive the weekly expense allowances extended to rostered big-leaguers in spring training, but all players in Major League uniform for Cactus or Grapefruit League games get $95.50 in meal money for that day.

At minor-league camp — which opens in earnest this week for many clubs — players are expected to thrive on no salary, a team-provided breakfast and lunch, and a food allowance of $25 a day.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 11, 2019 at 10:31 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: minor league pay, minor leaguers

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   1. DL from MN Posted: March 11, 2019 at 11:38 AM (#5821833)
Not sure how the teams can justify charging for spring training games and then not paying the players.
   2. Sunday silence Posted: March 11, 2019 at 11:40 AM (#5821835)
I think Congress gave them an exemption from the recent laws designed to curb unpaid internships.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 11, 2019 at 11:48 AM (#5821845)

Not sure how the teams can justify charging for spring training games and then not paying the players.


I could give you a laundry list of things MLB owners cannot justify.

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