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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/2/20: More Teams Releasing Minor Leaguers, MLB’s New Proposal, and Space Suits

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In Mariners News...

  • The Mariners have released a total of 44 minor league players, listed below. You can find a more detailed list here.

Around The League...

  • MLB has floated to the media a potential counter-offer the MLBPA’s most recent proposal that advocates for a season starting in July and somewhere around 50 regular-season games.
  • The league also is planning an expanded Arizona Fall League to compensate for an all-but-assured cancellation of the normal minor league season, per Baseball America, including a potential mirror league in Florida.
  • The Angels have released 39 minor league players, including former Mariners prospects LHP Luiz Gohara and 1B Joey Curletta, and haven’t announced yet if they will continue to make stipend payments.
  • After the Nationals were criticized by many of their own players for not paying their minor leaguers the full stipend and the big leaguers intended to step in to pay the difference, the Nationals changed their plan and decided to pay the players in full.
  • The season being cancelled could have a major impact on the careers of MLB veterans.
  • The Rangers join the list of teams releasing minor league players.
  • The Tigers will commendably continue to pay their minor leaguers the $400 per week stipend and provide full benefits without any cuts.
  • Superagent Scott Boras committed to paying the salaries of all the minor league players who have been released that he represents.

Becca’s Picks...

  • Why do spacesuits cost millions of dollars?