Report: MLB to give $400 weekly to Minor League players through May

Tyler Byrum
NBC Sports Washington

Minor league baseball players will continue to receive paychecks through the end of May while leagues are postponed to the coronavirus outbreak, the MLB announced on Tuesday. 

Players will be receiving $400 per week according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. They will also continue to receive medical benefits.

The funding is a league-wide initiative to help support minor leaguers until the start of their respective seasons or May 31, whichever comes first. This is an extension from the funding that was announced to fund players through April 8. 

There are exceptions to the funding. Those who signed Major League contracts, received housing, food or other services from the teams, and are on the Restricted, Voluntary Retired, Disqualified or Ineligible Lists will not receive the funding. 

During this time, Major League clubs will also not supply their affiliates with players. 

Minimum weekly salaries in the minors were projected to be $290 to $502 this season, according to the Associated Press.

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