How some minor-league teams, who might never host another game, are supporting communities during pandemic

Ryan Keur remembers learning about the September 11th attacks during his sixth-grade dance class, when his peers whose parents worked in New York were summoned away. (They were all physically OK.) Keur remembers where he spent that evening, too. He and an estimated 6,000 others gathered for a vigil at Read more

Coronavirus: Oakland A’s minor-league manager hospitalized with COVID-19

Webster Garrison, a former major-league player and current minor-league manager with the Oakland Athletics, is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), his fiance, Nikki Trudeaux, told the Associated Press.  Trudeaux said Garrison is “turning the corner” in a social media post on Tuesday night. Read more

MLB announces extended support plan for minor-league players during coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid May, and that remains subject to change as Read more

New advocacy group wants Major League Baseball to raise minor-league salaries

In the week-plus since Major League Baseball suspended operations in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, one of the main stories has been the league’s treatment of minor-league players. As we explained elsewhere, those players lack the financial security of their big-league counterparts. MLB announced on Thursday that Read more

MLB announces support for minor-league players during coronavirus shutdown

Last week, Major League Baseball suspended operations due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Opening Day, scheduled for March 26, will instead have to happen later in the year, depending on the effectiveness of the imposed containment strategies. While the delay impacted everyone in the baseball industry, minor-league players Read more

Coronavirus: Second Yankees minor-league player tests positive for COVID-19, per reports

A second Yankees minor league has tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to multiple reports. The Yankees informed their minor-league players on Tuesday of the test results. Per Jon Heyman, Yankees players will continue to be tested and quarantined in keeping with the protocols set by health officials. This comes Read more