Minor league baseball layers work long days. Yet, they are paid perhaps $5,000 for a five month season. Some are paid generous signing bonuses. Some receive no bonus. That means a great many baseball players are paid less than minimum wage. Wages below minimum wage violate the Fair Labo Standards Act. Three former minor league players filed suit against their team owners and Major League Baseball for the violations. See USA Today report. There are thousands of players in the minor league. Most will never make it to that big paycheck in the majors. Yes, even minor league baseball has to pay minimum wage.