Sources: Pirates cutting some employee costs June 1

Sources: Pirates cutting some employee costs June 1
FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, a statue of Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner stands in front of PNC Park, the home of the Pirates, in Pittsburgh. Major League Baseball’s average salary as opening day approached remained virtually flat at around $4.4 million for the fifth straight season, according to a study of contracts by The Associated Press. The New York Yankees top payrolls for the first time since 2013 and tower over the Pirates at $54 million -- the lowest of any big league team in six years. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) (Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates are about to become the latest of many sports teams to begin pay reductions and furloughs for some employees.

Sources tell DK Pittsburgh Sports that, beginning June 1, some employees will have pay reductions of 5 percent or more. There also will be furloughs within business operations. Baseball operations will be unaffected by this move.

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