Several MLB Players Won't Receive Paycheck Because of Advances

Atlanta Braves lefty Grant Dayton
Atlanta Braves lefty Grant Dayton / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Even though the 2020 MLB season is finally getting underway in late July, several contributors on baseball's best teams won't receive their bi-monthly paycheck like they usually do.

Eleven MLB players, like Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever Grant Dayton, will not be getting paid throughout the season. There's a good reason for this, however, as his prorated salary over 60 games is actually less than the $286,500 advance he received earlier in the season.

“I knew that there was going to be a point that if we resume games, I wouldn’t get paid," Dayton said. "I was OK with that because we still received significant amounts of money and we’re fine.”

Braves teammate Matt Wisler is also one of the few who will not receive a paycheck at the start of this season, as are New York Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder and Boston Red Sox pitcher Collin McHugh.

Dayton's paycheck isn't being withheld for nefarious reasons -- though we wouldn't have been surprised if that were the case -- because the Braves reliever and these 10 other players have already been taken care of.