World Series champion Dodgers issue layoffs

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The world champion Los Angeles Dodgers are laying off employees due to the significant drop in revenue brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Employees were informed of the cuts Wednesday.

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"While the Dodgers had a championship season, the organization has not been immune from the widespread economic devastation caused by the coronavirus", the statement read.

"This is a heartbreaking decision", the team said. The ongoing economic crisis, however, forces us to make hard personnel decisions throughout the organization, going forward for the 2021 season. "This year, more than ever, we are truly grateful for the role each member of our Dodgers family plays in our success".

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Forbes values the Dodgers at approximately $3.4 billion. SportsNet LA, the team's television home, was launched in 2014, but wasn't widely available in Southern California until Spectrum reached an agreement to carry the channel on AT&T video platforms, including DirecTV, in April. Paying fans did not attend MLB games until a limited number were allowed at the National League Championship Series and World Series at Arlington, Texas.

A source told ESPN that the Dodgers likely suffered at least $100 million in losses last season.

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Teams reportedly are preparing for the possibility of playing next season without fans as well, although there is the hope that venues can begin to welcome fans again in 2021. The Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are among the teams that have also recently announced layoffs.

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