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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Starting next season, MLB teams will be required to provide housing for minor league players.

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...Why it matters: "This is a historic victory," Harry Marino, director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers, told ESPN. It's also just the beginning of a fight for improved quality of life.

State of play: Minor leaguers are expected to train year round while being paid roughly $15,000 per year on average -- and that's after a recent salary increase....

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-19 07:14 PM | Reply

It is still to be seen how MLB implements this but this is a big step in the right direction. Now they need to make sure they are providing them quality nutrition and healthcare too.
The big league players get treated like royalty. The minor leagues should at least get treated like humans.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-10-19 11:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Because of how MLB players get treated in the minor league, I've never understood why players drafted after the 4th round (out of ... 40 rounds?) opt out of playing in college if they have NCAA eligibility.

If they're drafted out of college, then I understand chasing their dreams, but it seems like many folks enter the minors straight after high school.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-20 06:35 AM | Reply

Also - good for them, Sports Illustrated did a series a few years ago on minor league life and it definitely is a hustle and grind for most players

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-20 06:36 AM | Reply

Welcome to motel 3.5

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-10-20 09:08 AM | Reply

I love minor league games!

Go Crabs

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-10-20 01:20 PM | Reply

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