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Dodgers' David Price throws money toward minor leaguers' pay

Price will give $1,000 each to 220 minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture.
Credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price gets the baseball back from his catcher as he warms up during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz.

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

The team says he will give $1,000 each to 220 minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture. 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. Price is on a $217 million, seven-year contract.

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