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More Ballplayers Sue MLB For Wages In Labor, Antitrust Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 23, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Yadel Marti and a group of fellow former Major League Baseball players filed a labor and antitrust class action in California federal court, alleging the organization failed to pay minor league players for the long hours they were at work and in training.

The ballplayers said that MLB teams require them to attend spring training, workouts and other yearlong tasks, but pay them very little for their time, according to a complaint filed on Monday.

Marti, for example, says he was paid just $8,000 in 2011 for working 50-hour weeks all year long, according to the suit....

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July 21, 2014

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