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The Margin: Here’s why these baseball players may strike out if Congress passes the spending bill

Minor-league baseball players may come out losers in the $1.3 trillion spending bill that’s set to be approved by the Senate on Friday.

Buried inside the 2,232-page omnibus spending bill that passed the House on Thursday is a provision to continue to allow Major League Baseball to pay minor-league players less than a minimum wage.

The continued underpayment of minor league baseball players is nearly law. On Page 1,967 of the new omnibus bill is an amendment that exempts minor league players from federal labor law. If Congress passes the bill by Friday, it’s official. The language: https://t.co/oNXzB8iud4pic.twitter.com/102mGFD3Mj

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 22, 2018

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