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Mariners, 9 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

The Seattle Mariners and at least 9 more major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Mariners and at least 9 more major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. 

The Mariners, Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres are promising payments through August, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles have pledged to do so through at least June. 

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The White Sox are even providing those stipends to 25 minor league players recently released. 

The Philadelphia Phillies also plan to continue allowances through June, but likely at a reduction from the $400 per week rate. The amount is to be determined, the team said.