Brewers to Pay Minor Leaguers’ Stipends Through June

According to Brewers beat writer, Adam McCalvy, the Milwaukee Brewers have committed to paying the weekly stipend of their minor league players through at least the end of June.

This coming on the heels of sweeping roster cuts to minor league affiliates across baseball this week amid a financial battle between MLB owners and the Major League Baseball Player’s Union.

No cuts have been announced within the Brewers organization as of this afternoon, and just two days after Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the club would not furlough anyone in the baseball operations department.

According to Rosiak, there were furloughs in the business operations department, but the club declined to comment on specific numbers regarding those furloughs.

Earlier this week Major League Baseball owners proposed a financial plan to the player’s union as part of their plans to resume the 2020 MLB season. Word from baseball insiders such as ESPN’s Jeff Passan, is that the proposal called for steep pay cuts, and the plan was scoffed at by the player’s union.

Late Wednesday evening, Washington Nationals’ veteran Max Scherzer had this to say on Twitter about the negotiations:

The MLBPA is expected to submit a financial proposal of their own to MLB owners by the end of the week.

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