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MLB Average Salary Hits Record $4.2M But Disparity Issues Linger

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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