David Price to Pay Dodgers’ Minor Leaguers
Feb 21, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) and starting pitcher David Price (33) talk in the dugout during spring training at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
As Major League Baseball works toward starting their season in July, teams and players have been financially impacted by the season on hold. On Thursday, many teams released minor league players to reduce and cut costs.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price is stepping up to help the Dodgers minor league players. Price will pay every minor league player in the Dodgers organization who isn’t on the 40-man roster $1,000 out of his own pocket for the month of June, according to Francys Romero.
Sources: David Price will pay out of his money $ 1,000 during the month of June to each minor league player in Dodgers system (40-man roster not included) according to multiple sources. Beautiful act if we count that Price hasn't played yet in MLB with @Dodgers. RESPECT.
— Francys Romero (@FrancysRomero10) May 29, 2020
Minor leaguers have been receiving financial assistance under an agreement with MLB from March. That assistance is set to end at the end of May. However, the Dodgers and other teams will continue to pay their minor leaguers $400 a week through June, according to Baseball America.
Price was with the Boston Red Sox for the last four years. In February he was traded to the Dodgers along with Mookie Betts. He has 150 career wins with a 3.31 ERA and is a five-time All-Star.
Price hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Dodgers yet but he already is having a huge impact on the organization.