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MLB cuts senior staff pay by 35%, pays all staff through May

MLB’s season was to have started March 26 but remains on hold due to the coronavirus.
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 file photo, the shadow of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is projected on an MLB logo backdrop in Phoenix. Major league teams steeply increased the money spent on young players in 2015, but the overall percentage of revenue devoted to players has remained relatively stable for a decade. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is cutting the salary of senior staff by an average of 35% for this year and is guaranteeing paychecks to its full-time employees of its central office through May. 

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum to staff, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. 

Manfred also said the commissioner’s office will make all planned distributions to teams through May. 

MLB’s season was to have started March 26 but remains on hold due to the coronavirus.

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