The MLB minimum salary for the 2017 season is $535,000. Unfortunately, most players are still left with additional math.
Math is easy when it involves one number: your salary. Math is hard when you are asked to divide your salary by the number of days you are on a MLB roster.
I agree, this should not be hard. Unfortunately, very few players are on their Club’s roster for the entire season. Instead, most players are called up after June 1st or on September 1st.
Players who are called up and sent down on more than one occasion can sometimes feel overwhelmed trying to determine their service time or the correct wage owed.
Thus, as you audit you wages, start with the MLB minimum salary for 2017 and divide it by your service time.