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MLB minimum salary will increase to $414,000 for 2011

Dec 15, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

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The commissioner’s office announced today that the MLB minimum salary will rise to $414,000 for 2011, which is a $14,000 increase from the $400,000 mark this year.

As part of the collective bargaining agreement the minimum salary rises at the same rate as the increase in the Consumer Price Index-Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

Minor leaguers also receive a bump in pay, with the minimum salary for non-big leaguers on the 40-man roster rising from $65,000 to $67,300.

Earlier this week the Associated Press reported that the average MLB salary exceeded $3 million in 2010 for the first time.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Dey tuk er jobs!

    • Rosenthals Speling Instrukter - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:08 PM

      Back in the pile!!!!!

    • Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM

      Six-degrees-of-Cliff-Lee and the Consumer Price Index-Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, and…GO!!!

  2. Utley's Hair - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    Guys who ride a bench, not “working” for weeks at a time, and then primarily failing at a better than 75-80% rate are paid $14,000 more than the president? Stunning.

    • hackerjay - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:43 PM

      Eh, they had a better year.

      (With apologies to the Babe)

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    One day you’ll be able to pay those Com Ed bills, boys. One day.

  4. BC - Dec 15, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Incredible. I remember around 1990 it was either Kirby Puckett or Rickey Henderson became the first three million dollar-a-year player. Lot changes in 20 years.

  5. PanchoHerreraFanClub - Dec 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Don’t all MLB players also receive about $200K+/year from MLB merchandising?

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