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AP Analysis: MLB salaries climb slightly

AP Analysis: MLB salaries climb slightly

Baseball salaries climbed slightly this opening day, despite the recession and a slow free-agent market.
The average salary went up 1.8 percent to $3.3 million on opening day, according to an analysis of rosters by The Associated Press. The increase was the lowest since a 2.7 percent drop at the start of the 2004 season, and was down from a 2.7 rise at the beginning of last season.
Seventeen teams raised payrolls, including the World Series champion Yankees who led at $206 million _ nearly six times what Pittsburgh spent.
Among the big cutters was Cleveland, down $20 million to $61 million from the start of last year.


Updated : 2021-04-17 01:08 GMT+08:00