Texas Rangers Announce Furloughs For Nearly 60 Full-Time Employees

Curt Lewis
July 15, 2020 - 6:08 am

     Less than two weeks before the long-delayed season opener, the Texas Rangers have furloughed nearly five dozen full-time employees, which works out to about 12% of the staff.

    Rangers Co-Chairman Ray Davis made the announcement yesterday, saying he had hoped to avoid furloughs.

    But because of the Coronavirus outbreak and the financial woes caused by the shutdowns, Davis says the team is out of options.

    A big factor is that, even though Major League Baseball has called for a shortened 60-game schedule, no fans will be allowed in the ballparks causing a sharp drop in revenue.

    As things stand, the Rangers will open the season on July 24th, hosting the Rockies at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.