Dodgers minor leaguers will get bonus out of David Price’s pocket

first_imgMany teams have been releasing dozens of minor leaguers in recent days, however. The Dodgers have not yet announced whether they will be releasing any.The bonus will come from Price, who has still has not played a regular season game in a Dodgers uniform. Price, acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox in February, made $31 million in 2019 as part of a seven-year, $217 million contract that runs through 2021.This season Price has made just a fraction that of so far, with his remaining compensation to be determined by whether MLB and the players reach an agreement to start the season.Players would like to see their full contracts paid on a pro-rated basis, so if half the season were played Price would earn about $16 million of his $32 million salary. The Red Sox are paying half of whatever Price earns this season.MLB has proposed that players take even deeper pay cuts to account for the loss of revenue from games without fans, with the highest paid players taking the biggest cuts. Under that proposal, Price would earn less than $8 million. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers minor leaguers will continue to receive $400 a week from the team at least through June, and each will also receive $1,000 as a goodwill gesture from star pitcher David Price, a club spokesman confirmed on Friday morning.Minor leaguers throughout the sport were set to have their $400 weekly payments run through May, but the Dodgers have opted to continue them at least another month.The Dodgers are among about a dozen teams that have committed to continue the payments, while so far only the Oakland A’s have revealed that they will not pay their minor leaguers. The Angels have not revealed their plans.Most teams have at least 200 minor leaguers, who typically are paid $300 to $500 per month. Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

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