The Red Sox have begun implementing pay cuts to their non-playing staff, according to The Athletic’s Evan Drellich.
Per Drellich, these pay cuts are for those employees making $50,000 or more per year and are tiered in the following fashion.
“Salary of $50K-99K is 20%
$100 to $499K is 25%
$500K-plus is 30%”
As Drellich notes, the employees who make $100,000 are being treated in just about the same way those making upwards of $500,000 are, which has led to the following statement from a Red Sox staffer:
“People are livid.”
This news was apparently broken at a company meeting held by the Red Sox on Friday night, according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier. In this particular meeting, the club announced that there would be no furloughs or layoffs, just salary cuts for those employees making upwards of $50,000 as previously mentioned.
Earlier Friday, the Red Sox announced that 22 minor-league players had been released on Thursday, so it definitely appears that John Henry, Tom Werner, and Co. are trying to cut down on costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has put the 2020 baseball season on hold for the time being.