NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. Minor league contracts have a provision allowing them to be suspended during any national emergency. MLB is giving allowances to the minor leaguers, who are not being paid salaries. Major and minor league seasons are on hold due to the new coronavirus. Weekly minimum salaries on full-season minor league teams range from $290 at Class A to $502 at Triple-A over the five-month season.

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