When a player is traded, more often than not, the team adding the player pays the remainder of that player's contract. It does not appear to be any different with a member of a front office.
The facts are rather clear:
- Once the Marlins parted ways with Jennings, he joined the Nationals as an assistant to General Manager Mike Rizzo.
- Miami learned Washington would only be paying Jennings $115,000. As a result, they have to pay the difference between that and the $1.5 million the Marlins owe him, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
- The Marlins were "fuming" because they believe it is "well below a salary commensurate with his responsibilities," according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
- The club lost the grievance, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.