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.
Under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the players’ association, the minimum was $535,000 in 2017, $545,000 in 2018 and $555,000 this year. https://t.co/BJJ6kcNDpt
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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.