Report: MLB, MLBPA make progress on minimum salary, pre-arbitration bonus pool
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association met for the second consecutive day Tuesday to continue negotiations toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
While the two sides made progress during the one-hour meeting in New York, they didn't agree to end the work stoppage.
Here's a breakdown of what happened Tuesday:
- MLB proposed a raise of the minimum salary for players with less than one year of service to $615,000, having previously proposed a minimum salary of $600,000, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich. The union requested $775,000, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
- No changes to the salaries of players with one-to-two years of service time ($650,000) or two-to-three years of service time ($700,000).
- MLB withdrew a proposal to change the arbitration structure and agreed to create a bonus pool from central revenue for pre-arbitration eligible players who perform well based on the WAR metric. The union is seeking a bonus pool of $105 million. The league offered $10 million.
On Monday, the union dropped a proposal for age-based free agency and reportedly altered its plan for revenue sharing.
The two meetings have been the first set of negotiations since baseball went into a work stoppage on Dec. 1 following the expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement.
The two sides are expected to meet again soon: