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The Toronto Blue Jays committed to paying full-time employees their salaries through Oct. 1 and will not furlough any staff as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, a team source told John Lott of The Athletic.
Employees whose salaries sit "above a low-earning threshold" will take pay cuts effective June 15, according to Lott.
Some Major League Baseball teams plan to furlough staff in the wake of the pandemic halting the 2020 season, following commissioner Rob Manfred's suspension of Uniform Employee Contracts effective May 1. The Blue Jays join a few teams that are continuing to pay their full-time workers, including the Philadelphia Phillies, who reportedly guaranteed staff their salaries through the end of October; the Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies, meanwhile, are both paying their employees indefinitely.
The Blue Jays - MLB's lone Canadian franchise - may be forced to play home games outside of Toronto in 2020 due to ongoing coronavirus-related restrictions at the Canada-United States border.