Minor League Ballplayers Sue MLB Over Pay Practices

By Kat Greene (February 11, 2014, 4:04 PM EST) -- Three minor league baseball players launched a putative class action Friday against Major League Baseball, alleging that players in the lowest ranks of the organization are paid less than minimum wage, uncompensated for overtime, and, sometimes, paid nothing at all for required work.

Salary data is not publicly available, but Aaron Senne, Oliver Odle and Michael Liberto contend in a suit filed in California federal court that players are paid as little as $1,100 per month at the lowest ranks and $2,150 a month at the highest ranks of the minor leagues.

For this pay, players work 50 hours or more...

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