Former Clipper Joins Lawsuit Over Minor League Pay

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Former Columbus Clipper Matt Lawson is among the players suing Major League Baseball, league commissioner Bud Selig, and several individual teams, which pay players on their minor league teams.(Photo: Flickr)
Former Columbus Clipper Matt Lawson is among the players suing Major League Baseball, league commissioner Bud Selig, and several individual teams, which pay players on their minor league teams.(Photo: Flickr)

The minimum salary for a major-league baseball salary is $500,000.

In minor league baseball, many players toil well below the federal poverty line.

That’s why former Columbus Clipper Matt Lawson and several other minor leaguers are suing Major League Baseball and some individual clubs for what they call unlawfully-low wages.

For WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley spoke with Sports Illustrated reporter Michael McCann about just how little minor leaguers make.

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