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MLB's average salary eclipses $3M

Updated: December 13, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The average salary in Major League Baseball surpassed $3 million for the first time.

The 912 players in the big leagues before rosters expanded in September averaged $3,014,572, the Major League Baseball Players Association said Monday. The average rose 0.6 percent from last year's $2,996,106, the smallest increase since a 2.5 percent drop in 2004.

The union's Opening Day average first reached $3 million in 2007, but the average drops during the season as veterans ...

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