Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told minor-league clubs and its players Tuesday that they are officially suspending the season, but agreed to pay minor-leaguers $400 per week through May.

Manfred said he still expects the minor-league season to resume this season, but he has no idea when.

In a letter sent to clubs, and obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Manfred informed Pat O’Conner, minor league president and CEO, of MLB’s intentions amid the national emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“While I fully anticipate that baseball will resume this season,’’ Manfred wrote, “it is very difficult to predict with any accuracy the timeline for resumption of our season. And while I am confident that MLB ultimately will emerge from this crisis as strong as ever, we will face some significant economic challenges in the foreseeable future."