The Indians have committed to paying the majority of their full-time employees through at least June 30, according to Jeff Passan.
The Cleveland Indians have committed to paying a majority of their full-time employees their full salaries through at least June 30, sources tell me and @kileymcd. Forty senior staff members agreed to pay cuts to help ensure the full salaries of the rest of the full-time staff.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 24, 2020
Besides the Padres, who are paying their baseball operations employees through the entire season with a “gradient” pay cut, the Indians have now committed to keeping their workers employed longer than any other MLB club.
Unfortunately, part-time employees and interns have been furloughed as a result with the depressing caveat that they can probably make more on unemployment than being employed by a Major League Baseball organization.
Part-time workers and interns with the Indians have been furloughed, with the potential to make the same amount of money or perhaps more through unemployment benefits. Other organizations have considered taking similar measures as they try to figure out financial paths forward.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 24, 2020