Apr 21, 2020 5:35 PM

MLB can cut pay, lay off managers, coaches starting May 1

Posted Apr 21, 2020 5:35 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts.

Manfred has suspended uniform employee contracts that cover about 9,000 people, including general managers on some teams. The layoffs and paycuts can start May 1.

Manfred cited the inability to play games due to the national emergency caused by the new coronavirus pandemic. Several teams have said they will pay their employees through May. UECs must be signed by all managers, coaches, trainers and salaried scouts, and some teams include additional baseball operations staff.

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Levi Stockard III transferring from K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The following statement can be attributed to Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber on the transfer of junior forward Levi Stockard III.

“Levi has informed me of his desire to transfer. Although we are disappointed with his decision, we wish him the best. He was part of some special moments here at K-State, including a run to the Elite Eight and a Big 12 Championship. He is a quality young man and is on track to graduate on time, which is the most important thing. We appreciate what he has given us these last three seasons.”

Stockard played in 100 career games with 3 starts in three seasons (2017-20) at K-State, averaging 2.4 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game.