MLB teams pledge $30 million to support ballpark employees

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s teams have pledged $30 million for ballpark workers who will lose income because of the delay to the season caused by the new coronavirus.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, a day after pushing back opening day to mid-May at the earliest.

Each club has pledged $1 million.

Many ballpark employees are paid by the game and will not have that income during the delay.

If the schedule is cut, their income likely would be reduced.

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