MLB hits back at coronavirus with $30M to help ballpark workers

Each major league team is donating $1 million to help stadium workers

Major League Baseball, along with a number of other professional sports leagues, announced it would cancel the remainder of its spring training is push back the start of its regular season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic putting thousands of workers on the sidelines and collecting no salaries.

Continue Reading Below

Now all 30 teams are pitching in to help the ballpark employees who could be temporally out of work, by donating $1 million each to a fund for those workers.

CORONAVIRUS COULD COST MLB PLAYERS MONEY

“Over the past 48 hours, I have been approached by representatives of all 30 clubs to help assist the thousands of ballpark employees affected by the delay in the start of the season,” Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

CLICK HERE TO GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO

“Motivated by a desire to help some of the most valuable members of the baseball community, each Club has committed $1 million. The individual clubs will be announcing more details surrounding this support effort in their local communities.”

Details on how funds will be distributed will be available on a team-by-team basis.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS