MLB, MLBPA both benefit from COVID-19 agreement, but MiLB will suffer

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COVID-19 sheds light on inequality, in sports and beyond

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Paying MLB’s stadium workers during COVID-19 suspension isn’t ‘complicated’

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MLB is forcing MiLB players to leave spring training, without pay or hope

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Spring training is officially over, and the Major League Baseball Players Association sent out a memo to its members telling them they could stay at the spring training facility, go home, or head to the city that their team plays in. The allowances teams give to players during spring training, like for housing, are still in effect. The on-field facilities players use to prep for the regular season will remain open to those who stay, as well, and teams will assist in flying out the families of any players who had their families with them in Arizona or Florida, to boot.

According to minor-league players spoken to under the condition of anonymity, MLB’s response was much more terse and disconcerting: go home. It was left up to each individual team to craft their own message to their minor-league players that said as much, but that was what had to be relayed from above. Go home, whether you’re a domestic or international player. Go home, because you, as minor-league players, don’t have the protections and rights to negotiating an exit as unionized players.

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The MLBPA filed another grievance against the Pirates

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The History of Baseball Unionization: The Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players

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Blue Jays black out all of Canada, and it’s a symptom of a larger issue

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Anthony Rizzo calls out the Cubs, MLB, and he’s not wrong

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Here’s why MiLB players won’t be paid for appearing in MLB The Show

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Mets’ renovated spring training clubhouse a reminder of gap between MLB and MiLB

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