According to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, MLB will finally provide housing for minor league players.
On Sunday, a report was released that noted MLB is working towards a solution to the housing situation that has affected many minor league players
According to ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan, MLB will require all 30 teams to provide housing for their minor league players, and it will begin in 2022. A source told Passan that all 30 team owners unanimously agreed to a plan providing housing for its players.
Six team officials told ESPN that they are starting to help their minor league players with housing across their four affiliates. An MLB spokesperson told Passan that the league is finalizing the details to their plan.
Advocates for Minor Leaguers respond to ESPN report
The Advocates for Minor Leaguers responded to the ESPN report in an official statement on Sunday night.
“This is a historic victory for Minor League baseball players,” said Advocates for Minor Leaguers executive director Harry Marino. “When we started talking to players this season about the difficulties they face, finding and paying for in-season housing was at the top of almost every players list. As a result, addressing that issue became our top priority in this, our first season in existence.”
You can read the full statement at this link.
MLB also released a statement, via The Athletic’s Evan Drellich, confirming that “the owners discussed the issue of player housing and unanimously agreed to begin providing housing to certain minor league players.” It is worth pointing out that the statement stressed “certain” minor league players.
Much like the spokesperson told Passan, the details are still being finalized and an announcement is scheduled to arrive before the start of the 2022 season. You can read the league’s full statement in Drellich’s tweet linked above.