The MLBPA has voted to require all MLB clubs to disclose the salaries of the manager and assistant coaches on their payrolls, an amendment that the union says will prevent “pay-to-play” schemes from taking hold in the game.MLBPA Executive Director David Peralta says the changes will help players and fans understand how much of the overall salary cap is made up of pay-to or salary-for-play schemes, and the extent to which they are acceptable in the league.MLC President Mike Trout has previously said he doesn’t think pay-forplay schemes are legitimate, and that he expects clubs to continue to use an objective salary cap.
Peralta’s amendment would require all teams to report the salaries for all their players and all their assistant coaches in the annual salaries reports.
In the last few seasons, clubs have reported salary caps in excess of $100 million, a total that includes both players and coaches.
In all, MLBPA executive director David Puralta says there were some 200 pay-the-player and salary-theft schemes reported in 2015, but no more than $100,000 were paid out for a player or $100.MLS Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA president Theo Epstein have been vocal about the need to keep players safe in their games.
In 2015, Manfred made headlines when he said players should wear masks to protect their eyes from concussions.