The Boston Red Sox added $500,000 to a pool for hourly employees unable to work. Currently, Major League Baseball has postponed its games.

The current total of the pool is $1.5 million, according to reports.

On March 17 the team pledged $1 million for workers at Fenway Park and JetBlue Park. At their spring training home in Fort Myers, Florida, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy is leading that charge.


The increase will also allow workers from third-party vendors that staff concession stands to be paid.

The league announced March 12 that spring training was canceled. Also, that the regular season was suspended indefinitely to combat the spread of COVID-19.

MLB is still looking at late May for the new Opening Day. That would allow the season to go for 140 games and extend into mid-October. The playoffs could also expand from 10 to 14 teams for 2020.