April 02, 2020 11:16
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Toronto Blue Jays and Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers will be paid US$4,775 per day in advance pay to cover the first 60 days of the Major League Baseball season, which has been postponed by the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that the MLB agreed with the players' association to pay veteran players $286,500, or $4,775 a day, for the period from March 27 to May 25 as it delayed the opening day until mid-May at the earliest.
Choo's payroll this year is $21 million, which is equal to $112,900 per day for the 186-day season, while Ryu's is $20 million, or $107,500 per day.
The pay is part of the agreement between the two sides to allocate $170 million to "players on the 40-man roster, 60-day injured list and those with Major League contracts on outright assignments to the minor leagues."
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