Major-league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor-league season in doubt because of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 200 players were cut Friday and more than 400 have been released over the last month, according to transactions posted at MiLB.com.
The start of the minor-league season was postponed in March, and players were mostly sent home from spring training. While Major League Baseball and the players association are negotiating terms to play big-league ball this summer, it’s unlikely there will be minor-league games.
Minor league players not on 40-man rosters were promised $400 per week through May 31 by a policy MLB drafted.