AP sources: MLB, umpires reach pay deal during pandemic

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Friday, May 1, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people familiar with the agreement tell The Associated Press that Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached a deal to cover a 2020 pay structure during the coronavirus pandemic.

The agreement includes a 50% cut in May and nothing more this year if no games are played. Umps generally make between $150,000 and $450,000. As part of the deal, MLB has the right not to use instant replays of umpires’ decisions during the 2020 season.