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Albert Pujols has been paying Angels’ staffers in Dominican Republic

Angels veteran Albert Pujols is making sure the salaries of the affected workers in the Dominican Republic are covered, though, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Furloughs hit approximately 90% of the team’s academy in Boca Chica, where many Latino prospects begin their careers in the organization, per the Times. Pujols’ $180,000 donation is expected to cover the furloughed staff members in the country for five months.

Pujols’ donation came after a conversation with Angels general manager Billy Eppler, the Times reported. He was due to make $29 million this season before the coronavirus pandemic upended the sports world.

While the league has not released anything official, the minor league season is effectively canceled.