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David Price pledges to pay each Dodgers minor-leaguer $1K US

Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price.

Players will also receive $400 a week from ball club

David Price, seen here throwing a ball on Feb. 14 during spring training, has pledged to pay ever Dodgers minor-leaguer $1,000 US. (Gregory Bull/The Associated Press)

Minor league players in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization will be getting something extra in their paychecks courtesy of star pitcher David Price.

He will give $1,000 US each to 220 minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture, a team spokesman said Saturday.

They will continue to receive $400 a week from the team at least through June.

Price has yet to play a regular-season game for the Dodgers because the start of the season has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was acquired in a February trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The 34-year-old left-hander is on a $217 million, seven-year contract that runs through 2021. He was set to earn $32 million this season, with the Red Sox paying $16 million of that. However, his pay will be determined by whether MLB and the players reach an agreement to play this season.

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