The Minnesota Twins have committed to paying their minor league players through the end of August — which is right around the time their seasons would be ending — a source confirmed Friday, May 29.

Players will continue to receive a stipend of $400 a week, plus their full benefits. Additionally, the Twins will not be releasing any minor leaguers. That is in contrast to many teams around the league who have been releasing minor leaguers this week as they face the possibility that the minor league season will not be played coupled with deep financial losses as the novel coronavirus keeps the season paused indefinitely.

In addition to making a financial commitment to their minor league players, the Twins have not done furloughs or layoffs and have committed to paying front office and baseball operations employees through June.

Other teams, such as the Oakland Athletics, have not made such commitments. The A’s made headlines this week when they made the decision to stop giving minor leaguers the $400 stipend they had been receiving. The team also instituted significant furloughs throughout the front office and cut the pay of other employees, per reports.

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are still negotiating a deal to bring the sport back this summer amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Though a proposed plan would have spring training resuming in June and teams playing regular-season games in early July, the two sides appear far apart, especially on financial issues.

The two sides came to an agreement in March in which the players would get $170 million to be divvied up, even if no season were to be played. Should the sport come back, the players agreed to prorated salaries. However, the owners contend that that agreement was made under the assumption that fans would be at games and additional revenue would be coming in from that, which now does not appear to be the case if the sport does return this summer.