- The Washington Times
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers star pitcher David Price plans to give $1,000 each to all 221 of the team’s minor-league players in June, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Minor leaguers around the country are facing cuts because of the coronavirus pandemic, with ESPN reporting late last week that “hundreds” had been released. The Oakland Athletics are reportedly planning to cease paying their minor leaguers the $400-a-week stipend they’re owed.

The Dodgers, according to the Times, committed to paying their minor leaguers their stipend, but Price wanted to help them as well.

Price hasn’t even been in Los Angeles long: The Boston Red Sox traded him and Mookie Betts to the Dodgers in February. He’s yet to play a regular-season game wearing Dodger blue.

Price, 34, won the AL Cy Young Award in 2012 and AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2018.

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