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San Francisco Giants CEO avoids criminal charges

San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer. Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The San Francisco County District Attorney's office said on Wednesday that San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer will not face criminal charges in an indictment that followed a public dispute with his wife on March 1, NBC News reports.

Details: Prosecutors will not proceed with the case against the Giants chief executive in the wake of a thorough review of the evidence, including "multiple videos, statements from several witnesses and the parties themselves," Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office said. Meanwhile, MLB has filed its own inquiry and is moving forward with the fact-finding process to determine next steps.

Blue Jays give minor leaguers big pay raise

The Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate) on Opening Day last season. Photo: David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images
The Buffalo Bisons (Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate) on Opening Day last season. Photo: David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The Toronto Blue Jays plan to increase the salaries of their minor league players by roughly 50%, The Athletic reports.

Why it matters: Minor league salaries have been a hot topic around baseball in recent years, as a mix of litigation and innovation has opened the public's eyes to the indignity of farm system life.

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