Minimum Salary for a MLB Player

The minimum salary for a MLB player is established according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (“CBA”).  In other words, a MLB cannot pay a baseball player less than what is contractually agreed to under the CBA.

Minimum Salary for a MLB Player in the year 2012?

For the year 2012, the minimum salary for a MLB player was $480,000.

Minimum Salary for a MLB Player in the year 2013?

For the year 2013, the minimum salary for a MLB player is $490,000.  This is approximately a 2% increase.

Minimum Salary for a MLB Player in the year 2014?

For the year 2014, the minimum salary for a MLB player is $500,000.  This is approximately a 2% increase from 2013 and a 4% increase from the year 2012.  To put this in perspective, the rate of inflation in the United States is approximately 1.8%.

Minimum Salary for a MLB Player in the year 2015?

For whatever reason, the minimum salary for a MLB player gets “complicated” starting in 2015.  Again, this is due to the rules established by the CBA.  None the less, in 2015, the minimum salary for a MLB player will be at least $500,000.  In other words, the 2015 minimum salary for a MLB player will include a cost of living adjustment rounded to the nearest $500 – only if the cost of living adjustment does not reduce the player’s salary below the $500,000 threshold.

Provided MLB and the MLPA agree on issues related to establishing a cost of living, the minimum salary for a MLB should not be a complicated issue of contention.  However, it is the opinion of this Sports Agency that the minimum salary for a MLB player in the year 2015 will be an issue of contention.

Minimum Salary for a MLB Player in the year 2016?

In the year 2016, the minimum salary for a MLB player will be based on the rate established in 2015.  For this reason, the cost of living standard is extremely relevant to players playing for the minimum salary.  Additionally, it is imperative that your contract account for these issues, which is not clearly addressed under the standard players contract provided by the CBA.

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