The Angels plan to furlough some non-playing baseball employees after June 1, per Fabian Ardaya at The Athletic:
Among those directly affected will include the pro scouting staff as well as junior-level baseball operations employees. Furloughed staff will continue to receive benefits through the end of the year, and the Angels will donate $1 million to the Angels Employee Assistance Fund to provide grants to those affected.
“We, like businesses throughout the United States, are making difficult decisions to protect our long-term stability,” Angels spokesperson Marie Garvey said Monday in a statement, which also announced the assistance efforts.
In April, the Angels committed $1.2 million to stadium employees for games missed.
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