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Feb 28, 2023
Major League Baseball’s average salary is as high as it has ever been, but concerns remain about how payroll is distributed.
MLB saw player salaries rise 14.8% in aggregate in 2022 to $4.2 million, reversing a four-year trend of declining player salaries.
The New York Mets and the Texas Rangers led the trend, with the Mets giving their shortstop Francisco Lindor a 10-year, $341 million contract and ace pitcher Max Scherzer a three-year deal at a record $43.3 million annual value.
The Rangers have a well-paid middle infield after signing Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to deals worth a respective $325 million and $175 million.
Source: Front Office Sports
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