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Indians have not yet committed to paying employees through May

Morning news and notes for Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Texas Rangers v Cleveland Indians

Over half the league, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, have agreed to pay their baseball-operations employees through at least May 31. The Indians? Not so much yet.

Indians news

Cleveland Indians employees will know by end of week about possible pay cuts, furloughs | Cleveland
The Indians have every right to not pay their baseball ops personnel once Rob Manfred suspends non-player personnel contracts on May 1, but that doesn’t mean they have to. So far 20 other teams have confirmed they are going to do the right thing.

Cleveland Indians minor league expert Todd Paquette on the Tribe’s farm system and which prospects to watch | Cleveland
If you’ve read any breaking Indians prospect news in recent years on Twitter, it most likely started from Todd Paquette, aka @IndiansPro. Paul Hoynes and Joe Naga interviewed him on their podcast.

Around the league

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