NEW YORK (AP) — At least 16 major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying those players $400 per week. Houston, Miami, Minnesota, San Diego and Seattle are promising payments through August, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Tampa, Texas, Baltimore and Arizona are doing so through at least June. The White Sox are providing those stipends to 25 minor leaguers recently released. Philadelphia also plans to continue allowances through June, but likely at a reduction from the $400 per week rate.