Left Menu
Development News Edition

Report: MLB to raise minimum minor league salaries


Report: MLB to raise minimum minor league salaries
Representative Image Image Credit: Wikipedia

Major League Baseball reportedly will increase the minimum salary for minor league players. The Associated Press, citing a memo sent from the commissioner's office to all 30 major league teams, reported the pay hike will affect players at all minor leagues levels, with increases ranging from 38 percent to 72 percent.

The report said Triple-A players' minimum weekly pay will increase from $502 to $700. Double-A players will go from receiving $350 weekly to $600. Class-A players will be bumped up to $500 from $290. Players at rookie and short-season levels will receive an increase to $400 from $290 weekly. The major league minimum salary this season reportedly is $563,500.

Minor league salaries have been a hot topic since 2018 when MLB successfully lobbied Congress to exempt minor league players from receiving salaries tied to the federal minimum wage. MLB maintained minor leaguers were seasonal workers and shouldn't be protected by minimum-wage laws. The reported boost in minimum salaries comes after recent news concerning minor league pay. Before last season, the Toronto Blue Jays increased the salaries of their minor leaguers by 50 percent at every level. Also, a group of minor leaguers has sued MLB claiming their pay was in violation of the law.

The news regarding salaries comes after recent reports saying MLB wants to drastically reduce the number of affiliated minor league teams.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

How can technology help the future of mobility?

More than a billion people or one-third of the global rural population lacked access to all-season roads and transport services in 2016, subsequently hindering the socio-economic development....

Videos

Latest News

Trump considering Tokyo Olympics trip

Los Angeles, Feb 19 AFP US President Donald Trump says he is considering an invitation from Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to attend the Tokyo Olympics. I was invited by Prime Minister Abe, and well make that determination, Trump said lat...

Gujarat received IEMS for industrial investment worth Rs 3.43 lakh cr

Gujarat received the highest 51 per cent of Industrial Entrepreneurs Memoranda worth Rs 3,43,834 crore in calendar year 2019 for industrial investments among all states, the state government said on Wednesday. Maharashtra was second with In...

Weinstein's legal problems extend beyond New York criminal trial

A New York jury began deliberations on Tuesday in the rape trial of former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Regardless of the verdict, Weinsteins legal problems are far from over. The producer of Shakespeare in Love and The English Pati...

UPDATE 2-FTSE 100 rebounds as new virus cases drop, housebuilders jump

Londons FTSE 100 rebounded in tandem with global markets on Wednesday as housebuilders advanced after HSBC upgraded its view on the stocks ahead of the first batch of results next week, while the number of new coronavirus cases in China fel...

Give Feedback