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As 2015 Season Opens, Players' Salaries Soar

The Los Angeles Dodgers set a baseball record with a $270 million opening-day payroll, including nearly $44 million going to players no longer on the team. Major League Baseball's average salary on opening day Sunday also set a new mark at $4.2 million, according to calculations by The Associated Press. That is up 6.3 percent from last year's opening average of $3.95 million and is a 15 percent rise over two years. “It's a shocking number for the average family to think...

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