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MLB players union to pay non-roster invitees during baseball shutdown

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MLBPA to provide supplement for NRIs with major league service time

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The Major League Baseball Players Association will provide financial assistance to players on non-roster invitations to major league spring training camp, per multiple reports.

To be eligible for the assistance, the non-roster player must have at least one day of major league service time and was still in big league camp as of March 13, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. For the Dodgers, this includes pitchers Reymin Guduan, Zach McAllister, and Edubray Ramos, catchers Rocky Gale and Jose Lobaton, infielder Tyler White, and outfielder Terrance Gore.

There were 371 such players in camp as of March 13 across MLB, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The payments to each player depend on service time. Here are some reported details of the plan:

As players on minor league contracts, these non-roster invitees will continue to receive a weekly $400 stipend from MLB through May 31. They were not included in MLB’s $170 million outlay to players on 40-man rosters, who were grouped in tiers that will receive either $16,500, $30,000, $60,000, or $286,500 for the first two months of the season, per the Associated Press.

Here’s a breakdown of the Dodgers non-roster invitees who would qualify for this supplemental pay. Zach McAllister (six years, 49 days) and Jose Lobaton (seven years, 41 days) each have at least six years of major leaguer service and would qualify for the maximum $50,000 supplement.

Dodgers NRIs with major league service time

Position Player Service time MLBPA supplement
Position Player Service time MLBPA supplement
LHP Reymin Guduan 0.104 $5,000
RHP Zach McAllister 6.049 $50,000
RHP Edubray Ramos 3.060 $25,000
C Rocky Gale 0.101 $5,000
C Jose Lobaton 7.041 $50,000
1B Tyler White 2.101 $15,000
OF Terrance Gore 1.143 $7,500