Report: MLB tells players each game held without fans will cost $640K
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Major League Baseball made a 12-page presentation to players breaking down the economics of playing games without fans and informed the union that each contest with prorated salaries will cost the league $640,000 in losses, according to the Associated Press.

The losses would not be spread equally, though. The league's study noted that larger markets would be hit with more losses, projecting that the New York Yankees would lose $312 million.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets would lose more than $200 million with the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox losing slightly less than that. Meanwhile, the Detroit Tigers would lose the least at $84 million.

In breaking down the revenue sources for the 2019 season, MLB outlined that 39% of team revenue was at the gate or from other in-park revenue streams.

After the presentation, the MLBPA requested additional documents to support the league's claims.

The news follows continued reports that the league prefers a 50-50 revenue-sharing agreement with the players and is attempting to walk back their promise of prorated pay for players based on games played, which was agreed upon in March.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said the union would not accept revenue sharing due to its resemblance to a salary cap.

Report: MLB tells players each game held without fans will cost $640K
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