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.
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.