While Major League Baseball has been stuck in limbo for a few weeks now, several players have been wondering if and when their next cheque might show up. Thankfully, there were some answers on Friday.
The MLBPA announced that they will be activating a new players’ union assistance fund, which was approved on Friday by the association’s executive board. Under this new program, players who were invited to big league camp on non-guaranteed contracts will now receive at least some help while baseball is suspended, ranging anywhere from $5,000-50,000 depending on their service time.
Here’s the breakdown of how the payout system works:
1 day- 1 year= $5,000
1-2 years= $7,500
2-3 years= $15,000
3-6 years= $25,000
6+ years= $50,000
The Blue Jays actually have 11 players who will fall into this new program, should they choose to apply.