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LOS ANGELES -- Continuing to back up his convictions with action, Giants left-hander Jeremy Affeldt has pledged to donate one day's pay during this season to support Not For Sale, a global nonprofit organization protecting people and communities from human trafficking.

Affeldt has remained deeply involved with Not For Sale for several years. Based on his 2014 salary of $5 million, his contribution would total approximately $27,322.40, since there are technically 183 days in a Major League season.

Other Major Leaguers who have made the same commitment include Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia, Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, Indians right-hander Justin Masterson and Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd.

Affeldt said that this method of contributing to Not For Sale's cause is less "in-your-face" than some charitable drives and thus could prompt big leaguers to feel more comfortable with donating. "It wouldn't feel like, 'Here's another group trying to take more money from a ballplayer,'" he said.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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