Due to the coronavirus shutdown, Manfred suspended employee contracts beginning on May 1. This gave teams the ability to furlough workers or cut their pay. Despite this, Yankees baseball operations staff will receive both full salary and benefits through May 31st.
The Yankees are the most valuable franchise in MLB, as they’re worth $5 billion according to Forbes. They now join the crosstown Mets and several other teams in paying their employees.
Other teams, such as the Nationals, still haven’t announced payment for workers as of Tuesday night.
Sources say the Mets are expected to pay their employees at least through May 31