I was wondering if Major League Baseball players have to pay for their own bats, gloves, shoes, etc….which items are provided for them by the team and which items do they have to purchase. I see many baseball players with their gloves personalized and I was wondering if they have to pay for their items or if the baseball club pays for them. What about the catchers….do they have to pay for the chest guard, mask, knee supports…etc?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you in advance!!!