The treatment of minor league baseball players has become a serious concern across the sport, and Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian said the organization will "address it" in the near future.
"What is being reported is unacceptable, and we will look into it and address it," Minasian said, per Joon Lee of ESPN.
Pitcher Kieran Lovegrove of the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas said he and six other teammates are living together in a three-bedroom apartment, with one person sleeping in the kitchen.
Shane Kelso retired because of the living conditions he faced as a member of the Low-A Inland Empire 66ers and said four teammates lived in a camper van in a trailer park, while others lived in cars.
Lovegrove noted that he worked for Lyft, Uber, UPS and Best Buy during the offseason as a way of making more money:
"It's gotten to the point now where there are guys who are in a serious mental health crisis because of how stressful money is here. I really do think it affects not only their play on the field, but I think it affects quality of life overall. We're reaching a point now where this is actually becoming detrimental to the players' overall health and the owner not addressing it is [the organization] actively saying that they don't care about the health of their players."