Report: Albert Pujols paying salaries of furloughed Angels employees in Dominican Republic
Albert Pujols is particularly committed to the Los Angeles Angels employees in the Dominican Republic who were on leave during the Corona virus shutdown.
According to the Los Angeles Times Maria Torres, the Dominican-born and future Hall of Famer has agreed to pay five-month salaries to employees directly affected by the closure. That's $ 180,000, according to the report.
It is a donation that Pujols can obviously afford. He still has two years left for the $ 240 million 10-year contract he signed before the 2012 season, and has earned over $ 314 million in his 19-year career. But it's a donation that many pujols shouldn't make.
According to Forbes, Angel's owner Arte Moreno is currently valued at $ 3.3 billion. Nevertheless, the angels were one of the most aggressive teams on the leave of absence.
Almost every level of the Angels organization is reported to be affected. Front office employees, scouting employees, the analytics department and the minor league system, from coaches to coordinators to employees to support player development, were all among the holidaymakers. According to Torres, an estimated 90 percent of Angels employees at their Boca Chica academy were affected by the cuts.
The vacation days are within the framework of angel rights. Last month, MLB announced that clubs would be allowed to take full-time leave from June to reduce costs during the league's closure. As we have seen, not every team has taken these measures.
For example, the Kansas City Royals announced that they will not fire or lay off employees during the 2020 season. The Royals have also committed to paying their minor league players by August, which would cover the regular season.
This show of good faith has earned praise from the Royals and increased their holdings in baseball circles.
The same goes for Pujols, who was already one of the game's most respected players. He joins David Price and Shin-Soo Choo, who previously donated $ 1,000 each to every little leaguer in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers organizations to give something back.
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