Justin Verlander will donate MLB paychecks

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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has pledged to donate every paycheck received from Major League Baseball during the coronavirus shutdown to those affected by COVID-19. “Data-reactid =” 25 “> Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has pledged to donate each paycheque received from Major League Baseball during the coronavirus outage to those affected by COVID-19.

Verlander and his wife Kate Upton made the announcement via Instagram on Saturday, noting that funds will go to a different organization each week.

Verlander writes:

Recently, the MLB has announced that it will continue to send paychecks to players while the season is suspended. Kate Upton and I have decided to donate these funds to a different organization each week so that we can support their efforts and recognize the great work they do during the COVID-19 crisis.

advance part of each player’s salary to be distributed over April and May. “Data-reactid =” 31 “> According to an agreement between the MLB and the players, the owners agreed to advance part of the salary of each player to be distributed over April and May.

Verlander is expected to receive $ 4,775 per day until May 24. This represents $ 33,425 per week. Overall, Verlander has pledged to donate approximately $ 267,400 in the first eight weeks of the season. “Data-reactid =” 32 “> Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports Verlander expected to receive $ 4,775 per day until May 24. This represents $ 33,425 per week. Overall, Verlander has pledged to donate approximately $ 267,400 in the first eight weeks of the season.

The defending American League winner Cy Young is just the last player to give back.

Texas Rangers Shin-Soo Choo is donating $ 1,000 each to 190 minor Ranger Leaguers to help with living expenses. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright also donated $ 250,000 to Cardinals minor league players last week. “Data-reactid =” 34 “> Shin-Soo Choo of the Texas Rangers donates $ 1,000 each to 190 minor Ranger leagues to help cover living expenses. Last week, Adam Wainwright also donated $ 250,000 to Cardinals minor league players.

Verlander and Upton say they will make weekly announcements as to which organizations will receive the donations.



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