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Saturday, February 15, 2020

MLB Announces Minor-League Player Minimum Salaries Will Be Raised in 2021

Major League Baseball is increasing the minimum salary for players in the minor leagues starting with the 2021 season. 

Per Jake Seiner and Ben Walker of the Associated Press, minor leaguers will receive a salary increase between 38 and 72 percent depending on the level.

Rookie and short-season salaries will increase from $290 to $400 per week; players in A ball will receive an increased weekly salary from $290 to $500. In Double-A, players will earn $600 per week, up from $350, and Triple-A players will go from earning $502 per week to $700.

Minor league pay has been the subject of intense criticism for years, particularly since 2018 when MLB lobbied Congress to exempt players in the minors from receiving salaries commensurate with federal minimum wage.

So, how do we assess this sudden turn of events?

 

QLE Posted: February 15, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dollah dollah bills, y'all, minor leagues, salaries

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