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Sources: Cubs Latest Team To Implement Pay Cuts For Employees

Cubs employees will be "taking pay cuts and have been guaranteed employment through at least the end of June," according to sources cited by ESPN's Jeff Passan. A majority of the cuts "will be for 15% or less" (TWITTER.com, 5/20). In Chicago, Paul Sullivan reported employees in the baseball operations and business operations departments and those with uniform employee contracts -- which "includes manager David Ross and his coaches, scouts, minor-league managers and coaches and other non-playing personnel -- are all affected by the salary reductions." A source said that the percentage of the cuts vary, with "higher-salaried employees receiving cuts of up to 35%" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/21). THE ATHLETIC's Patrick Mooney reported "roughly two-thirds of Cubs employees" will see a pay reduction of 15% or less. The Cubs reductions come after the Reds last week announced that they "will institute pay cuts as well as furloughs that involve less than" 25% of the franchise's employees. The Angels also have "begun informing baseball operations employees that furloughs will be enacted after June 1." The Marlins "will furlough 90-100 baseball operations employees on June 1" (THEATHLETIC.com, 5/20).