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Astros will pay Minor Leaguers through August

Current minor league players will be paid through Aug. 31
May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - All players currently within the Astros minor league system will continue to be paid their current stipend and receive benefits through August 31st, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. “With the uncertainty that our minor league players are facing currently, this decision provides our players

HOUSTON, TX - All players currently within the Astros minor league system will continue to be paid their current stipend and receive benefits through August 31st, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today.

“With the uncertainty that our minor league players are facing currently, this decision provides our players with assurance that they will receive a paycheck through August.” Crane said. “We believe that this is the right thing to do.”

“Having a farm system of talented minor league players is a key aspect of the success of the Astros franchise,” said Astros General Manager James Click. “We hope that continuing the stipend for our players will provide them support in these challenging times.”

Prior to today’s announcement, the Astros had previously announced that their minor league players would receive a stipend through May 31st.