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The Cubs will pay fulltime employees through at least the end of June

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... although, there will be some pay cuts. Perhaps by then, baseball will be on the way back.

The Cubs’ headquarters office building on Gallagher Way
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Some MLB teams have begun to furlough full-time staff, with no revenue coming in from tickets, etc.

The Cubs are trying to keep their full-time staff on board, even with salaries somewhat reduced:

Without getting into a deep discussion of Cubs revenues and what the Ricketts family ownership can and can’t afford, this seems like a reasonable thing for the ballclub to do with baseball still on hiatus. Last month, the Cubs were among 18 teams that pledged to pay full-time employees through at least the end of May:

Major League Baseball hopes to begin “Spring Training 2.0” sometime around mid-June, possibly around three weeks from now, and begin play sometime around the beginning of July, perhaps on the July 4 weekend. Nothing’s been set yet, though, and no formal proposal has been made to players. Passan’s tweet above suggests that if baseball does figure a way to begin around that time, the Cubs won’t have to furlough anyone.

As always, we await developments.