Dodgers: David Price will reportedly pay his own money to help minor leaguers
Los Angeles Dodgers starter David Price is offering a helping hand to minor leaguers.
On the day many minor leaguers across Major League Baseball learned they were being cut, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price is reportedly offering to pay $1,000 during the month of June to each minor leaguer in the Dodgers’ system, according to Francys Romero.
The report was later confirmed by ESPN reporter Alden Gonzalez. What an amazing act of kindness by the newly-acquired left-hander.
The $1,000 payments will not be made to minor leaguers on the 40-man roster, according to the report.
The 34-year-old Price was acquired by the Dodgers in the Mookie Betts deal to give LA depth in their rotation; however, if we are being honest, it was Los Angeles’ willingness to pick up a large portion of his salary that made his inclusion key to the deal.
Dodger players in the minor leagues are surely glad he was brought to Los Angeles now.
Price’s generosity continues a benevolent week as the Dodgers committed to pay minor leaguers $400 per week through the end of June. Under a March agreement with Major League Baseball, minor leaguers have been receiving financial assistance that is set to expire at the end of May, so it is great to see both the Dodgers and Mr. Price stepping up to continue supporting these players.
David Price could be most impacted by latest MLB proposal on salary reductions.
Meanwhile, Price could see a significant cut to his own major league salary this year, depending on the financial parameters being negotiated between the player’s union and owners for a potential 2020 season.
Under the latest proposal submitted by the owners, Price would see his $32 million sliced down to $5.2 million. The players believe they already negotiated a pay cut back in March, agreeing to pro-rated salaries based on the number of games played. Under that agreement, if the season turns into an 81-game affair, Price would be paid $16 million.
It is great to see the veteran starter is using his career earnings to help players who are more in need.