Padres Will Reportedly Continue Paying Minor Leaguers

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Photo credit MARCH 24: Mackenzie Gore of San Diego Padres pitches in the 1st inning during the friendly game between San Diego Padres and Diablos Rojos at Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium on March 24, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
By 97.3 The Fan
According to Baseball America's Kyle Glaser, the Padres will continue to pay their minor league players, as the Athletics have made negative headlines for announcing that they will stop paying theirs.  Additionally, Glaser reports that the Padres are the only team in Major League Baseball that have committed to paying their minor leaguers through August AND no furloughs or layoffs for their baseball employees through October.  Well done Padres!

As of right now, the Padres are the only team to commit to paying their minor leaguers through August AND have no furloughs/layoffs for their baseball employees through October. We'll see if other teams join them in the coming days.

— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) May 27, 2020

I'm told GM A.J. Preller was a driving force in making this happen with ownership. He deserves a lot of credit for helping to keep people employed and the minor leaguers paid. https://t.co/7KT4DP2WOU

— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) May 27, 2020