What happens to Emmanuel Clase of the Cleveland Indians after the suspension of the DEP? Hey, Hoynsie

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Hey, Hoynsie: If a player is suspended for doping, does he lose a pension? Is it different from management if found guilty? Does he still count against a team of 40 players? – Patrick Grijak, Garfield Heights.

Hey, Patrick: I guess you’re talking about Emmanuel Clase, who was suspended without pay for 80 games on Friday. An MLB player is entitled to an annual pension after 43 days of service. Clase qualified last year with 59 days in the big leagues with Texas. A player needs 10 full seasons in the big leagues to be fully invested, so missing 80 games won’t help Clase.

Any major league player who tests positive for DEP is removed from the list of 40 players and placed on the shortlist. As for how a player is perceived by the organization, it depends on their talent. After Abe Almonte served his 80-game suspension in 2016, the Indians welcomed him again. But a player who is positive is not eligible for the playoffs that year. This can rub some nerves the wrong way in management.

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Hey, Hoynsie: If the MLB decides to use the 10-team, three-division format discussed, do you think new rivalries and travel savings could lead to permanent realignment? Could you see six five-team divisions in the future with the Indians joining the Reds and perhaps the Tigers and the two Chicago teams? – Rich Bucy, Cortland.

Hey, Hoynsie: The realignment has been discussed for years, but it took a cataclysmic event like the coronavirus pandemic to bring it to the fore. If MLB is playing this season with three divisions of 10 teams each, I don’t think it will permanently change the face of baseball. It is an emergency measure to try to play as many games in as safe an environment as possible.

Besides the Indians, Detroit and the White Sox are already in the same division.

Are changes likely to come from a potential season like this? Perhaps the DH will be accepted by the 30 teams. But I don’t think you’re going to see a radical realignment of the American and national leagues.

Tyler Naquin hooks up

Indian fielder Tyler Naquin.AP

Hey, Hoynsie: Considering several injuries suffered by Tribe beginners during spring training, as well as a few minor leagues recovering from injuries, is this delay at the start of the season an advantage or is it a washout? – Densonjr @ berea.

Hey, Densonjr @ berea: It is an advantage for the Indians. Players like Mike Clevinger, Carlos Carrasco, Oscar Mercado, Aaron Civale and Tyler Naquin have had time to rehabilitate and recover. But all the other teams with injured players who were not ready to start the season on March 26 are in the same situation. Depending on the talent of players returning from an injury and the speed with which they can contribute to games after missing, in most cases, a large part of spring training, this may favor a team over the other. But above all, it’s a wash.

Clase is believed to have been listed in the group of injured Indians who were on the mend, but it will have little or no effect on the Tribe’s season – if there is one – from now on.

Rob Manfred

Commissioner Rob ManfredAP

Hey Hoynsie: When will we see MLB develop more globally? – Frank Ferre, New York.

Hey, Frank: The expansion is not in the mind of Commissioner Rob Manfred at this time. He is trying to find a way to achieve the 2020 season despite the coronavirus. The 30 owners risk losing a lot of money even if a season is played, as it is expected that most games will be played without fans.

I think the teams would like to see where they are financially at the end of 2020 before thinking of an expansion. MLB has not grown since 1998 when it added Arizona and Tampa Bay.

Manfred is an expansion fan. In 2018, he named Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville, Montreal and Mexico as possible homes for the MLB teams. He said he would like to be a commissioner when the MLB expands to 32 teams. But right now, I think her mind is somewhere else.

Hey, Hoynsie: How much of an MLB player’s salary does he receive when there are no games? Is it only paid for by playing? – Mike Fumic Avon.

Hey, Mike: The owners and the players reached an agreement at the end of March after the postponement of the season. Currently, the only salary the players receive comes from the $ 170 million advance the owners granted them for April and May. If there is a season, they will receive a proportional amount of their regular salary. If there is no season, they will not be paid except the $ 170 million.

Most of that $ 170 million, which does not have to be repaid, goes to players with guaranteed contracts. Here’s how it breaks down, according to the Associated Press:

  • Guaranteed contracts: $ 4,775 per day ($ 286,500)
  • $ 150,000 in wages for minors: $ 1,000 per day ($ 60,000)
  • $ 91,800 to $ 149,999 for minors: $ 500 per day ($ 30,000)
  • Lless than $ 91,800 for minors: $ 275 per day ($ 16,500)

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