Prior to the MLB lockout, the league took a big step forward in terms of helping minor league players get by without much money.
MLB announced over the offseason that it would be providing housing for minor leaguers.
This is a huge step in the right direction as the league looks to strengthen its relationship with the players following the end of the lockout.
The Baltimore Orioles did a solid job providing living spaces for their minor leaguers.
One of the team’s prospects, Cole Uvila, tweeted pictures of his living space, praising the Orioles for providing him and his wife a comfortable housing situation that is fully furnished and pet friendly.
The Orioles absolutely knocked it out of the park with the living situation they provided. Fully furnished, studio apartment for my wife and I, that is also pet friendly for our dog. Completely eliminated one of the most stressful parts of breaking camp 👏🏻 @MiLBAdvocates pic.twitter.com/DpOBhekFWu
— Cole Uvila (@ColeUvila) April 3, 2022
A Step Forward For Baseball
Again, this is a major step forward for baseball as the league and players seek to strengthen their working relationship.
Uvila mentioned in his tweet that because of this, one of the most stressful parts about leaving spring training has been eliminated completely.
Now he and other fellow minor leaguers are finally being provided with some of the bare necessities to get by when they aren’t on high-paying contracts.
For all of the problems with the way the owners and the league have handled things such as the lockout and treatment of younger players, this is a huge step forward and shows that the league is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that minor leaguers have places to live.
Minor leaguers have been put on the back-burner for too long and it was time for some things to change.
It’s good to see that teams are finally going the extra mile to give their minor leaguers what they need.