The Red Sox Announce More Covid-Related Staff Layoffs


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) —The Red Sox announced more staff layoffs on Friday morning, as a result of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Boston Globe reports that the organization has more than 400 employees. Recent layoffs—which include nine scout and player development staff let go earlier this month—make up about 10 percent of the team's full-time employees.

The drop in staff numbers comes in addition to pay cuts the team announced in May—that remain in effect for the rest of the year.

"While we recognize that nothing can replace the security of a full-time job, we have set up a number of assistance measures," Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy said in a statement to the Boston Globe. Kennedy cited severance pay, healthcare, and outplacement support to help displaced staff locate new opportunities.

The Red Sox join other teams in the league that have cut their staff short because of the pandemic, including the Atlanta Braves.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.