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Minor league baseball players to get housing in 2022

Members of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and other Minor League Baseball players will have their housing covered in 2022 according to its parent organization.

 

MLB made the announcement on Sunday as more minor league players have made their financial plight more known through social media. Players chasing their dreams in the minors are often paid well below minimum wage standards and have to spend the bulk of that on housing or find other means. ESPN's Jeff Passan says owners from all 30 Major League Baseball teams agreed unanimously to a plan to provide housing for certain minor leaguers. Exact plans to how that will be accomplished have not been announced.

 

Minor leaguers did see substantial raises in 2021, but that still was not enough to cover some basic necessities. The Timber Rattlers in the past have had a program to where local families could "Adopt a Rattler" for the season so players could have an affordable place to stay while in the Appleton area. Families were compensated with season tickets and other benefits. 

 

Picture courtesy of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

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