Minor league baseball players file federal antitrust lawsuit in Puerto Rico against MLB and all 30 member teams over wages and contracts

Jan 12, 2022

Major League Baseball and its 30 franchise teams are the target of a class action that claims they conspire to keep the salaries of minor league players artificially low and unfairly restrict players from negotiating their contracts.

The proposed class, which is led by plaintiff Daniel Concepcion, could include thousands of minor leaguers.

In a 59-page complaint filed in Puerto Rico federal court Monday but released Tuesday, the class alleges that the MLB and its major league baseball teams act as a cartel to keep minor league players’ salaries below market rates.

Source: Courthouse News