MLB players say pay shouldn't be cut if empty ballparks
April 19, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players are upset over the prospect teams may seek additional pay cuts if games are played in empty ballparks due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Their anger was stoked last week when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was told by Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon that the union would have to agree to lower salaries if games are played without fans.
A March 26 deal between the sides stated "the Office of the Commissioner and Players Association will discuss in good faith the economic feasibility of playing games in the absence of spectators or at...