AP Source: Marlins To Give Temporary Leave To Employees

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins will put 90 to 100 employees of sports operations on temporary leave starting June 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic, a person close to the decision said Wednesday.

The source confirmed the move in statements to The Associated Press, on condition of anonymity, because the Marlins had decided not to comment publicly on the decision.


Approximately 40% of baseball operations personnel will be affected. Service cessation licenses will be evaluated every month, said the person who provided the information.

Employees will keep health benefits until the end of October.

Last month Derek Jeter, the Marlins general manager, told club employees that he would give up his own salary during the pandemic. Other club executives accepted pay cuts.

The Major League Baseball campaign was due to open on March 26. The owners have discussed the possibility of starting around July 4, in parks without fans.