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The Daily Chop: Grant Dayton, Opening Day matchup and more

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In a strange quirk for the 2020 MLB Season, Atlanta Braves reliever Grant Dayton is one of 11 players who won’t get a paycheck when the season gets underway. If you are wondering how that can be, Dayton’s prorated salary for the 2020 season is less than the $286,500 advance that was already paid out. Dayton recently spoke with the AJC’s Gabe Burns about his situation.

“I knew that there was going to be a point that if we resume games, I wouldn’t get paid. And I was OK with that because we still received significant amounts of money and we’re fine.”

Former Braves pitcher Matt Wisler is another player who is in the same situation as Dayton and won’t receive a check during the season.

MLB News

Major League Baseball has yet to finalize the 2020 schedule but reports suggest that the New York Yankees will face the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 23.

This week’s SB Nation reacts survey shows that fans are not happy with MLB’s 60-game format for the 2020 season.