Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reported Monday morning that the Braves have committed to continue paying minor-league players through at least August 31st.
The Angels, Braves, Cubs, D-backs, Indians, Pirates, Rangers, Rays and Rockies have extended their commitment to pay their minor leaguers through at least August 31.— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 3, 2020
That’s now 28 of 30 teams confirmed who are continuing to pay their minor leaguers. https://t.co/VShZQif122
Only two teams remain having not made any such commitment. Seeing as it really isn’t very much money on the scale of these major league baseball franchises, this seems like a no-brainer to give these players and prospects a true bare-bones amount of money to help pay for living expenses in the absence of a season. Despite the relatively small cost to the organization, this decision still deserves some level of praise for Atlanta for doing the compassionate thing. Thus far Atlanta seems to be playing this month to month, so we will need to wait and see if they decide to continue to pay through what would have been the end of the minor league season in September.