Players call MLB economic proposal `extremely disappointing’

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie at the major league minimum would make a higher percentage of his salary than multimillionaire stars like Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole under a sliding-scale proposal by big league teams that players found “extremely disappointing.”

Major League Baseball made the proposal to the players’ union rather than the 50-50 revenue-sharing plan that owners initially approved for their negotiators on May 11, two people familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.

The union said “the sides also remain far apart on health and safety protocols” aimed at starting the pandemic-delayed season around the Fourth of July.

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