The average salary of Major League Baseball (MLB) players last season was released.

According to the Associated Press on the 28th (Korean time), the MLB Players Union announced that the average annual salary for the 2022 season was $4,222,193 (approximately 5.585 billion won). Compared to the previous year, it increased by 14.8%.토토사이트

It is the first time in five years that the average MLB salary has risen. According to the players union, the average annual salary of players has declined for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2021. As a result, in March of last year, the players union and the club suffered a conflict and went into a lockout.

It is understood that the wage gap between clubs has widened even more. Some club owners are demanding the establishment of a committee to reduce the wage gap when the current labor-management agreement expires after the 2026 season.

The players union is in a position that it cannot accept the introduction of a salary cap that sets a salary cap for each club. “The salary cap is a device that limits the value of players,” said Tony Clark, secretary-general of the Players Union.

The average annual salary of players showed slight differences depending on the method of counting. The MLB Secretariat revealed that the average annual salary for the 2022 season was $4,117,472 (about 5.445 billion won), a 15% increase from the previous year.

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