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Distance markers on the outfield wall and the foul pole, top left, frame the upper center field concourses at Globe Life Field, the newly-built home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The park that was supposed to have its home opener on March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels has yet to see one game played in it this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing'

May. 27, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would keep about 47% of his original salary this year while multimillionaire stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose more than 77% under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.” Major...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, top left, relaxes in the dugout with teammates in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. Major League Baseball’s average salary as opening day approached remained virtually flat at around $4.4 million for the fifth straight season, according to a study of contracts by The Associated Press. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

AP study: MLB average at around $4.4M for 5th year in row

May. 5, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average salary ahead of a postponed opening day remained at around $4.4 million for the fifth straight season, according to a study of contracts by The Associated Press. Following an offseason when Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon and Christian...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout bats during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Anaheim, Calif. Sixty-five players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses if the pandemic-delayed major league season get under way, according to an analysis of their contracts by The Associated Press. Trout's salary works out to $222,222 for each game of the 162-game season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

AP Exclusive: Trout, Cole top 65 to earn $100,000 per game

May. 4, 2020 2:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole aren’t the only major leaguers with a big financial incentive to get back on the field. While they head a starry quartet that would take in more than $200,000 per game, 65 players would earn at least $100,000 each time their team wins or loses if the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Mike Trout prepares to bat against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. With the national sports calendar on hold because of the coronavirus, there will be no games Wednesday, April 15, 2020, on Jackie Robinson Day, when every person in uniform wears Robinson’s retired No. 42. MLB games and NBA playoffs were among sporting events that had been scheduled this week. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

What Would Have Been: Live sports events shuttered by virus

Apr. 13, 2020 5:06 AM EDT

With the national sports calendar now in its second month on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press looks at what would have been held the week of April 13-19: MLB: — Every player would have been wearing No. 42 on Wednesday for Jackie Robinson Day. Major League Baseball annually...