While the negotiations between MLB, owners and players look endless and more tense than ever, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) announced excellent news through its different social networks.
Led by former baseball player Tony Clark, the MLBPA issued a statement expressing the commitment and contribution of a million dollars to help all those minor league players who will not be able to play this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cardinals pitcher relief pitcher Andrew Miller, who also serves as trustee of the Players Trust, stated the following:
"Major League Baseball players are proud to support our fellow Minor League players. These players have been hit hard as a result of the pandemic. Gaming is also their livelihood and there is no doubt that the financial impact has been a challenge. We look forward to helping you navigate these difficult times. "
For his part, Tony Clark, executive director of the union, said:
"Like most major leagues, I went through the minor leagues and understood the challenges that exist. Players recognize their collective responsibility to leave the game better than they found it so that the next generation has the power to do the same for the players who will follow them. Within the baseball community, minor leaguers have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic and many of them will miss a season. We will continue to look for ways to support them. "