Dodgers News: Major League Minimum Salary to Increase in 2020

Fringe MLBers and rookies have received a raise.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his third inning home run against the Boston Red Sox in Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Some good news came out for major leaguers playing on the league minimum salary this week as the MLB League Office has announced the increase of the baseline salary in Major League Baseball.

For quite some time, the salary sat at about $555,000, but it has received an $8,500 increase to $563,500.

This is a good step for Major League Baseball regardless of the relatively small amount of the increase. Many people around the league have been fighting for a pay increase for those on the fringes of the league as players like Kyle Garlick, Dustin May, and Tony Gonsolin were in 2019.

Teams around Major League Baseball have taken steps to increase the salaries of minor leaguers, with the Toronto Blue Jays admirably increasing pay by 50 percent.

With so many players on the Dodgers roster currently on the league minimum wage – including all of the rookies who will make their debuts for the club this season – 2020 will be a better year for their pocketbooks.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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