Report: MLB to require teams to provide housing for minor leaguers

By , Audacy Sports

Though your first association with the Houston Astros may be the sign-stealing scandal, they were in the center of a much more positive initiative in 2021 as the first team to provide housing to all minor league players affiliated with the Astros. That gave everyone — from the members of the Triple-A Sugar Land Skeeters to the Low-A Asheville Tourists — furnished apartments, courtesy of the Astros organization.

That was something they did before any sort of league mandate was in place, and they were "believed" to be the first MLB franchise to take action like this (via Jeff Passan of ESPN). Now, it seems as though they acted as the model for the rest of the league to follow going forward.