• Loading stock data...
Friday, June 21, 2024

Minor League Players to Get Big Salary Bump in Historic CBA

  • Minor league baseball players are approaching their first collective bargaining agreement in history.
  • The deal provides them a major salary bump and other benefits.
A minor league baseball game

Minor league baseball players are on the cusp of the first collective bargaining agreement in their history.

The deal provides significant salary raises at each level, according to The Athletic. 

  • Minimum annual salaries at the complex league and rookie ball will rise from $4,800 to $19,800.
  • At Single-A, they will jump from $11,000 to $26,200.
  • Double-A players’ minimum salaries rise from $13,800 to $30,250.
  • Triple-A players will go from $17,500 to $35,800.

MLB will also make improvements to minor league players’ housing situations.

Double-A and Triple-A players will have their own bedrooms, while players at lower levels will either receive housing or a stipend. Spouses and children will be included in club housing plans.

The New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats during MLB spring training with the pitch clock in the background.

How Rule Changes Could Save Major League Baseball’s TV Future

Biggest changes in 54 years should produce faster, more thrilling TV watch.
March 30, 2023

Other details in the agreement — which is expected to be ratified soon by minor league players and MLB owners — include NIL rights, new drug and domestic violence policies, the creation of a nutrition committee, and the use of a third-party arbiter to resolve disputes between teams and players.

In all, the changes are expected to cost MLB $90 million annually — a figure that could top $100 million, factoring in all benefits.

The MLBPA, which represents minor league players as of last September, was seeking to reach an agreement with MLB by Opening Day. No lockout or strike was planned in the event that the two sides didn’t arrive at a deal by that time.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

MLB’s Rickwood Game Plans Change Significantly After Passing of Mays

The special-event game at the historic Negro League park follows the death of the iconic Willie Mays.

Euro 2024 Kicks Off With Record Demand and Streaming Issues

Ten German cities are hosting matches this month.

Grousbeck’s Big Bet: Can Owner’s Spending Keep Celtics on Top?

The high-spending team faces more rising costs heading into its title defense.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

How Women’s Sports Media is Charting Its Own Path


Featured Today

Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; General view of the NFL shield logo signage before the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field.

Odds Stacked Against NFL in Multibillion-Dollar Sunday Ticket Trial

Why the class action trial does not look promising for the league.
Jan 7, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter (11) takes a three-point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the second half at Chase Center.
June 9, 2024

‘Bound to Happen’: The Age of the Sports Betting Scandal Has Arrived

A banishment, betting scheme, and guilty plea all in one scandal-filled span.
June 8, 2024

‘Experimental in Nature’: The Rapid, Confounding Rise of Streaming Bundles

Here’s why confusion continues to outweigh solutions in the streaming package boom.
June 2, 2024

The Nostalgia Market: Michael Jordan’s Memorabilia Remains Coveted, With Caveats

Due to scarcity, and sometimes, items’ undisclosed whereabouts, this world has limitations.

The ‘Big’ in Big 12 Could Soon Be Replaced With a Sponsor’s Name

Allstate is said to be in discussions about a deal with the Big 12.
June 12, 2024

Saudi Arabia’s Next Big Sports Target: Boxing, With Joint Venture Worth $5B

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia is focusing on boxing as its next large-scale sports target.
June 13, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About the Schism Rocking Competitive Eating

The business story about hot dogs that you never knew you needed.

How HOKA is Reimagining the NIL Relationship

HOKA, the renowned athletic footwear and apparel brand, is betting on a new reality with NIL.
June 11, 2024

Breakthrough? Tiger Says PGA Tour and LIV Golf Are Eyeing ‘End Game’

Woods called a recent meeting ‘productive.’
June 10, 2024

Salt Lake City’s $4B Olympics Price Tag Could Be a Bargain: Here’s Why

Utah is the preferred bidder for the 2034 Games.
June 7, 2024

New Era’s Acquisition of ’47 Set to Reshape Sports Apparel Market

New Era is set to acquire ’47 in a deal creating a combined operation with $2 billion in annual revenue.
June 5, 2024

One Year After ‘Merger,’ the PGA Tour and LIV Golf Still Remain Far Apart

Leaders of the tours struck an agreement exactly one year ago.