All 30 Teams Employment Plans For Baseball Operations Employees
As Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Player’s Association discuss the parameters of a return to play, many baseball operations employees around the game await news of their job status once June arrives.
Scouts, coaches, player development staff, front office officials and other non-player employees have largely had their employment determined month-to-month since MLB and the minor leagues shut down March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Shortly after the shutdown, Commissioner Rob Manfred reached an understanding with all 30 clubs that they would continue paying their baseball operations employees through April 30.
The Commissioner suspended Uniform Employee Contracts effective May 1, allowing teams to furlough or lay off employees beginning on that date, but 29 of the 30 teams extended their commitments to pay their employees at least through the end of the month.
Now, as that commitment nears its end date, teams have begun informing non-player personnel of their upcoming plans. Some teams have committed to continue paying their employees in full, others have announced pay cuts to help avoid furloughs and others have told staffers that furloughs will be implemented.
Here are all 30 teams’ plans for their baseball operations staff beginning June 1, based on media reports and club responses to inquiries made by Baseball America.
Teams are listed in alphabetical order. This story will be updated as more teams announce their plans.
Angels: Furloughs for most staff, including minor league coaches and amateur and pro scouts, begin June 1. Crosscheckers will be furloughed starting June 16.
Astros: All full-time employees will be paid with no layoffs or furloughs through Oct. 31. Pay cuts for those making more than $100,000. (6/16 update)
Blue Jays: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through October 1. Pay cuts for some employees based on salary.
Braves: To be announced.
Brewers: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through end of the season. Pay cuts for top executives and major league staff.
Cardinals: Employment guaranteed with full salaries and no furloughs through end of June.
Cubs: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through end of June. Pay cuts for staff members based on compensation.
D-backs: Baseball operations "largely untouched" by furloughs or layoffs. Tiered pay cuts averaging 15 percent for remaining staff.
Giants: Full-time staffers guaranteed employment with no furloughs through September. Pay cuts for those making more than $75,000.
Indians: Full-time staffers guaranteed employment with no furloughs through June. Voluntary salary reductions for senior staff members.
Mariners: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through October. Pay cuts of at least 20 percent for those making more than $60,000.
Marlins: Furloughs for 40 percent of staff, about 90-100 employees, begin June 1.
Mets: Pay cuts for all full-time employees begin June 1. Pay cuts range from 5 to 30 percent based on salary.
Nationals: No layoffs through Oct. 31. Full-time employees receive between a 10 to 30 percent reduction in hours and pay.
Orioles: Full-time employees will remain fully paid through June 19.
Padres: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through October. Pay cuts for highest-earning staff members.
Phillies: Employment guaranteed with no furloughs through October.
Pirates: No furloughs in baseball operations. Unspecified pay cuts for executive staff and pay cuts of between 5 and 25 percent for remaining employees.
Rays: Furloughs began May 1. Pay cuts of at least 10 percent for all remaining staff making above an unspecified amount.
Rangers: No plans for layoffs or furloughs as of May 1. Pay cuts ranging from 10 to 20 percent for about half of full-time employees instituted May 15.
Reds: Furloughs for under 25 percent of employees begin June 1. Unspecified pay cuts for additional staff members.
Rockies: Employment guaranteed with full salaries and no furloughs. No end date announced.
Royals: No layoffs or furloughs. Tiered pay cuts for executives.
Tigers: Employment guaranteed with full salaries and no furloughs. No end date announced.
Twins: Employment guaranteed with full salaries and no furloughs through end of June.
White Sox: Employment guaranteed with full salaries and no furloughs through end of June.
Yankees: To be announced.