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The Daily Chop: Braves commit to paying team employees through end of May

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It is nice to see the Atlanta Braves setting the standard when it comes to taking care of their employees. ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel reported Saturday that the Braves have notified both their full-time and part-time employees that they will be paid through May 31. McDaniel adds that they are the first known MLB club to give their employees assurances beyond the end of April.

It is easy to forget many of the low level staffers or stadium workers that have seen their lives upended by the coronavirus pandemic with the postponement of the MLB season. Kudos to the Braves for this gesture and hopefully more teams follow their example.

Braves News

Saturday’s Braves flashback journeyed back to April 11, 2001 and a vintage pitching performance by Greg Maddux.

MLB Pipeline has been ranking prospects since 2004. On Saturday they released a ranking of the 16 different players who have been ranked as the No. 1 prospect in baseball. This is a loaded list with former Braves prospect Jason Heyward coming in at No. 13.

MLB News

Dodgers president Stan Kasten discussed the two potential proposals for MLB’s return in an interview with Petros & Money Show and gave clear indication that the league has yet to set its intention on a particular approach.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo confirmed that one team employee tested positive for the coronavirus but is now recovering.