Late last month, the A's placed their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspended pay for minor leaguers and cut the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I concluded I’d made a mistake,” Fisher told the Chronicle. Minor leaguers will receive their $400 weekly stipends through what would have been the conclusion of their season. Fisher, whose family founded the clothing retailer Gap Ltd., is worth more than $2 billion, Forbes estimated.
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