Rockies along with all MLB Teams pledge $30M to Support Ballpark Employees

Published: Mar. 17, 2020 at 10:05 PM MDT
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(AP) - Major League Baseball's teams have pledged $30 million for ballpark workers who will lose income because of the delay to the season caused by the new coronavirus.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, a day after pushing back opening day to mid-May at the earliest. Each club has pledged $1 million. Many ballpark employees are paid by the game and will not have that income during the delay. If the schedule is cut, their income likely would be reduced.

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3/17/2020 3:29:01 PM (GMT -6:00)

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